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Common Orthodontic Issues

Smile Solutions: Navigating Through Common Orthodontic Issues for a Picture-Perfect Smile

Orthodontic problems can affect anyone – in fact, our teeth are rarely naturally perfect. Malocclusion, or a “bad bite”, can cause problems with chewing, oral hygiene, speaking, and aesthetics. A misaligned bite can be genetic or can be caused by thumb sucking, dental disease, poor dental hygiene, accidents, birth defects, or other medical conditions.

Being educated about the orthodontic problem you or your child may have is the first step to correcting it. Orthodontic treatment performed by Dr. Ryan Plewe can improve both the functionality of your bite and the appearance of your smile.

Below are some examples of the most common orthodontic problems.

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When it comes to treating teeth crowding, we often use traditional braces or advanced clear aligner systems like Invisalign to gently and progressively move the misaligned teeth into their proper positions. It’s an exciting journey towards a more confident and radiant smile, and we’re here to guide you every step of the way. 

When it comes to addressing spacing issues in your smile, we have the expertise and tools to create a beautifully harmonious alignment. We carefully assess your unique situation and craft a tailored plan that may involve braces, clear aligners, or other techniques. Your beautiful, gap-free smile awaits.

underbite orthodontist
underbite orthodontist

Our approach to treating underbites involves a personalized treatment plan that may include braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic solutions. By adjusting the position of your teeth and jaws over time, we work to bring your bite into proper alignment. We’re here to guide you through the process,  helping you achieve your dream smile.

overbite orthodontist
overbite orthodontist

An overbite is a common issue where the upper front teeth extend significantly beyond the lower front teeth when the mouth is closed. While a slight overbite is normal, excessive overbites can lead to dental and jaw issues, affecting both the aesthetics and functionality of the smile. Our team will design a customized treatment plan, which may include braces, clear aligners, or other orthodontic techniques.

An open bite is a condition where the upper and lower front teeth do not make contact when you close your mouth, leaving a noticeable gap. This misalignment can lead to speech and chewing difficulties, as well as aesthetic concerns. We craft a personalized treatment plan utilizing braces, clear aligners, or other techniques, to gently guide your teeth into perfect alignment. 

cross bite before
cross bite before

A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth when you close your mouth. This misalignment can lead to dental issues and affect the harmony of your smile. We design a personalized treatment plan that may involve braces, clear aligners, or other techniques to gently guide your teeth into the correct position.