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 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 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.
The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth wear and misaligned jaw growth.
The upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth too much vertically, sometimes causing the the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
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.