Common Problems

Overjet: Protruding Front Teeth

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward. Many times this is seen in combination with a short lower jaw.


The upper front teeth close too far over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause asymmetrical jaw growth.

Openbite: Front Teeth Do Not Touch

Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt into the mouth. Crowded teeth are more difficult to keep clean.


Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or spacing may primarily be a cosmetic issue.


This type of problem is caused when the lower jaw fits in front of the upper jaw.