Treatable Orthodontic Issues
Orthodontic conditions can cause health issues and painful symptoms in patients, even when they are treatable. At Foothills Orthodontics, our orthodontists can help you to find solutions to alleviate your symptoms and restore your orthodontic health.
Correcting Orthodontic Conditions
Our orthodontists are committed to assisting each of our patients in resolving their orthodontic issues and achieving healthier and straighter smiles.
Patients come to us with a wide range of treatable orthodontic conditions that must be corrected to improve their oral health.
Orthodontic conditions can include anything from a misaligned bite to crowding, headaches, earaches or facial asymmetry.
Each patient is different, and so is each case. With the right diagnosis and treatment plan, as well as a personalized approach, our orthodontists may be able to alleviate your orthodontic issues and symptoms.
Common Treatable Conditions
Malocclusion describes when your teeth are misaligned in any number of ways. This condition can take many different forms and may lead to oral health complications if they aren't promptly treated. Some of the most treatable kinds of malocclusion can include:
An open bite is when the lower and upper teeth don't meet in the front of your smile when you bite down.
Although it can sometimes be caused by genetics, an open bite may also be attributed to impacted, missing or extra teeth as well as habits like thumb-sucking and bottle feeding for too long may also contribute to it.
Overjet described the condition in which the upper front teeth stick out and are more noticeable than the lower front teeth.
This horizontal separation of the teeth generally exceeds 2 millimeters and, depending on its severity and stage, may require orthodontic treatment to correct.
Cross bite is when the upper teeth fit on the inside of the lower teeth. Cross bite can be caused by the position of teeth, the position of the jaw, or both. When it comes to cross bite, early intervention is ideal, as it can cause severe pain in the jaw and supporting muscles as a child grows older, but it can also be treated in adults.
Crowded teeth a condition in which there is not enough space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow in straight. As a result, people with this condition have crooked teeth that overlap each other. The type of treatment required for dental crowding depends on the patient’s age, and whether the condition is mild, moderate, or severe.