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Common Orthodontic Problems

Improve Your Health

Good oral health supports whole body health. Orthodontic treatment can improve your health by aligning your teeth, which makes them easier to clean, prevents decay, prevents periodontal bone loss, and prevents excessive wear and abnormal abrasion on the biting surfaces of the teeth. It also prevents gum tissue recession and gum disease, which can cause bad breath and premature loss of permanent teeth.

Medical and dental professionals are concerned that excessive oral inflammation and gum disease can contribute to clogged arteries and heart disease. Orthodontic treatment can also correct certain speech impediments by widening the area within which the tongue needs to function, and by closing gaps and spaces between the jaws and teeth during speech to prevent lisping. Speech is often dependent on proper jaw and tooth alignment.

Learn more about common oral problems, such as crowding and spacing, deep overbite, underbite, open bite and crossbite, small chin that prevents lips from closing, and gummy smile.

Visit Dr. Jensen at his office in Dartmouth for the treatment of TMJ, jaw and teeth alignment, and other areas of orthodontic dentistry. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation.

Gummy Smile

This problem is caused by the upper jaw growing in excess in a vertical direction…

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Crossbite

The most common type of a crossbite is when the upper teeth bite inside the…

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Open Bite

An open bite results when the upper and lower incisor teeth do not touch when…

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Deep Overbite

A deep overbite or deep bite occurs when the lower incisor (front) teeth bite too…

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