Common ProblemsGhosh Orthodontics

Missing teeth

Many times, patients have congenitally missing teeth or teeth that were lost due to injuries or disease. The missing teeth space can either be closed or opened for future restoration, depending on your diagnosis.

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt. Extraction of baby and or adult teeth may be indicated to relieve severe crowding.

Spacing

Spacing problems may be caused by misalignment of teeth, missing teeth or malformed teeth.

Openbite

The upper and lower teeth cannot touch or overlap, so patients typically have difficulty biting or chewing. Openbites maybe caused by habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

Overbite

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. Overbites can cause uneven wear of the lower teeth.

Underbite

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Crossbite

A crossbite is when the upper back teeth bite incorrectly inside the lower back teeth (toward the tongue). Crossbites can also occur with the front teeth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

Is characterized by the upper front teeth protruding (sticking out) beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth. Or the lower front teeth not extending far enough.

Dental Midlines Not Matched

Is characterized by the upper front teeth protruding (sticking out) beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth. Or the lower front teeth not extending far enough.