Common Orthodontic Issues

Severe Crowding

crowding of the teeth beforeBefore
crowding of the teeth afterAfter

This 11 year old patient was treated without extractions and now has a smile that he loves.

Anterior Open Bite - Front teeth don't touch

open bite beforeBefore
open bite afterAfter

The patient had a thumb sucking habit as a younger child which created myofunctional issues affecting speaking and chewing. After her orthodontic treatment and tongue training, she can easily bite food with her front teeth.

Deep Overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate

deep overbite beforeBefore
deep overbite afterAfter

This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

Early Treatment

phase 1 beforeBefore
phase 1 afterAfter

Patient's parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth at the age of eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.

Missing Permanent Teeth

missing lateral incisors beforeBefore
missing lateral incisors afterAfter

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. With braces, her teeth were moved into their correct positions to allow for replacement of the missing teeth with bonded bridges or implants.

Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

underbite beforeBefore
underbite afterAfter

This patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear on her front teeth. After adult orthodontic treatment, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier. Underbites should be corrected as soon as possible and can be detected with early screening.


spacing of teeth beforeBefore
spacing of teeth afterAfter

This patient was bothered by the unesthetic spaces and food trapping between teeth. Invisalign treatment gently and efficiently closed the spaces and bonded retainers help keep the spaces closed.

Excessive Overjet

overjet beforeBefore
overjet afterAfter

At age ten, patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

Non-Braces Treatment

non braces treatment beforeBefore
non braces treatment afterAfter

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.