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Toso Orthodontics | Common Problems in New Orleans

1502 Calhoun St.
New Orleans, LA 70118
(504) 899-8383
Common Problems
 

Underbite

An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.

 

 

 

Spacing

Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic issue. 

 

 

 


Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.



 
 

Crowding

Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gums. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.




 

Crossbite

The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.






Overbite

The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.



 
 

Openbite

Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbites may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.




 

Dental midlines not matched

This type of problem occurs when the upper and lower jaws don't fit together properly, which may negatively impact jaw growth and proper dental function.




 

 
 
 
New Orleans Orthodontist | Common Problems. Jamie Toso is a New Orleans Orthodontist.