Common Causes of Orthodontic Treatment
If you have crooked or misaligned chompers, your dentist or orthodontist can help you. After reviewing your dental history, administering an oral examination and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt will be able to recommend which orthodontic or oral service is the right fit for you.
These disorders typically require orthodontic treatment:
-Crossbite: Crossbite occurs when the upper pearly whites don’t rest in front of the lower teeth, typically due to a narrow upper jaw. -Crowding: Crowding occurs when too many chompers make it impossible for the oral ridge to quarter appropriately. -Misplaced midline: A misplaced midline occurs when the center of the upper front chompers doesn’t align with the middle of the lower front chompers. -Open bite: Open bites are when there is a space between resting biting surfaces of the pearly whites. -Overbite: Overbite, also known as “buck chompers,” is an ailment where the upper incisors stick out past the lower teeth. -Spacing problems: Gaps, slits, and spaces between teeth can develop cosmetic problems and oral health problems. -Underbite: Underbites occur when the upper teeth are too far behind the lower teeth, developing the bite misaligned.
If you read this and thought, “that’s me,” please contact our office, A Winning Smile Orthodontics at 614-888-8070 now to set up your next visit with Dr. Catherine Scheurer McDevitt.