Tucson Office: 8444 North Oracle, Suite 130, Oro Valley, AZ 85704

(520) 579-0903

For Our Patients

Reasons to see an Orthodontist

Crossbite
One or more of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause misaligned jaw growth and/or tooth wear.

Crowding
Crowding occurs when teeth don’t have enough room to grow in straight. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and most of the time, tooth removal can be avoided.

Deepbite
The upper and lower front teeth overlap vertically too much. You can tell this by biting down all the way and looking at the front teeth. If you can’t see much (or any) of the lower front teeth, that is a deepbite. People with a deepbite tend to wear their front teeth down. In extreme cases, the lower front teeth can actually dig into the roof of the mouth and damage the gum tissue behind the upper front teeth.

Openbite
Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap vertically. An openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting. Openbites can often be caused by a thumb sucking habit.

Overbite
The upper front teeth extend too far in front of the lower front teeth. This can be caused by the upper jaw being too big, the lower jaw being too small or the upper front teeth are flared too far forward. This is a concern, especially with kids. If the overbite is significant enough, the upper front teeth are at increased risk of being chipped or knocked out from a fall or a sports injury.

Spacing
Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic issue caused by a tooth or teeth that are too small.

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8444 North Oracle
Suite 130
Oro Valley, AZ 85704
Call: (520) 579-0903

info@KygerOrthodontics.com


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