Common Orthodontic Problems and Our Recommended Treatment by Christie Dental

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Orthodontic problems affect not only your dental health, but your overall wellbeing as well. These problems may also interfere with your eating and speech habits. Their appearance can also make you hesitate from smiling confidently.

Orthodontics Problems

Christie Dental offers orthodontic services that can correct these problems. To help you understand these treatment options, Dr. Natalia Valderrama, our specialist in orthodontics in Rockledge, FL, discusses some common orthodontic problems.

Class I

In this stage, the molar relationship of the occlusion is normal. The other teeth, however, manifest spacing problems. For instance, crowding occurs when there is not enough room in the mouth for all of the teeth. Wide-spaced teeth may also manifest when the jaw has an unusually extensive range.

These conditions may result in difficulties cleaning your teeth, leading to decay and facial misalignment. To prevent these from happening, we may recommend our orthodontic services or even cosmetic dentistry in Rockledge, FL, or any of our locations.

Class II

Conditions in this stage represent an abnormal bite relationship. Openbite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not meet together. This may result in the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. It can also make chewing difficult and cause damage to the other teeth.

If this happens, we recommend applying braces in the active phase. We will apply metallic wires and brackets on your teeth to help re-align the upper and lower teeth.

Class III

Underbite happens when your lower jaw protrudes, causing your lower front teeth to overlap the upper front teeth. To correct this problem, we offer Invisalign.

This makes use of clear, plastic aligners instead of the usual metallic wires and braces. It is an effective orthodontic treatment, which also offers aesthetic benefits.

Depending on your needs and preferences, we offer braces and Invisalign as treatment options. The duration of your orthodontic treatment depends on the extent of misalignment of your teeth. After a successful dental correction, we may still recommend wearing of retainers. This ensures permanency of the new positions of your straightened teeth.

Our orthodontists are experienced in various modes of dental care, from correcting of misaligned teeth to fitting for dentures in Rockledge, FL, or any of our locations. Fill out our form, so we can get started on your orthodontic treatment process.

Our orthodontists are experienced in various modes of dental care, from correcting of misaligned teeth to fitting for dentures in Ocala, FL. Fill out our form, so we can get started on your orthodontic treatment process.