Crowding of teeth is most common and most obvious orthodontic issue. Straightening the teeth not only puts the teeth in a healthier, more cleanable position, it creates a beautiful smile full of confidence!
An open bite can be caused by prolonged thumb sucking, tongue posture/tongue thrust, or excessive vertical growth of the jaws. Correcting an open bite achieves a more even bite and allows patients to bite through thin foods such as lettuce.
A deep bite is when the upper and lower front teeth overlap each other excessively. Notice in the before picture that you can’t see the lower front teeth at all. In this case, the lower front teeth bite into the upper palatal gum tissue behind the upper front teeth. This can cause gum problems such as severe recession. Excessive tooth wear of the front teeth is also a common consequence of having a deep bite.