Common Problems

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Common Problems


Common Problems

Here are examples of some of the most common orthodontic problems many people have and what parents can look for. You can rest assured that Drs. Fritz and Wilson have the experience as well as the technology to address all of these common issues!

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

This bite impacts the appearance and function of your teeth. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.


The upper front teeth extend out 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 tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.


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 from the gum. Expansion can correct this problem, and many times, you can avoid tooth removal.


Missing teeth causes spacing problems, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Dental midlines Not Matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

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