Orthodontics help people of all ages achieve healthy, beautiful smiles! Effective, comprehensive orthodontic treatment addresses overall functionality and bite alignment in addition to safely straightening teeth. The experienced doctors at Kristo Orthodontics have years of additional specialized training beyond dental school to learn the proper way to correct jaw alignment and move and straighten teeth to create confident, healthy smiles that can be enjoyed for a lifetime.
In addition to boosting self-esteem and confidence, orthodontic treatment decreases your risk of future and potentially costly dental problems including tooth decay and gum disease, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, and even injury to teeth and jaw joints. Improperly aligned teeth and jaws, or “malocclusions”, come in many forms. Here are some of the most common bite variations:
The lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, undersized teeth, or oversized jaws.
Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum.
UPPER FRONT TEETH PROTRUSION
The upper teeth extend too far forward or the lower teeth don’t extend far enough forward.
The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.
The upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed.
The upper and lower front teeth do not overlap when the back teeth are together.
DENTAL MIDLINES NOT MATCHED
The back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.