There are many ways we can correct a problem in your oral cavity, and our orthodontists, Dr. Lala and Dr. Bednarz, are proud to provide these common treatments in Lowell, Massachusetts:
• Crowded Teeth: Crowded teeth occur when there is not enough room in the mouth for all of your teeth. If it is left untreated, the crowding will become worse over time and can eventually lead to overlapped teeth. When this happens, the teeth are very difficult to clean and you are more susceptible to cavities and tooth decay. To correct this condition, your orthodontist at Orthodontic Associates of New England can expand the jaw and mouth.
• Underbite: When you have an underbite, your lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw, which causes the lower teeth to protrude in front of the upper teeth. We do our best to diagnose this problem at the early stages of development.
• Overbite: If you have an overbite, your front teeth almost completely cover the lower teeth. If you have an excessive overbite, your teeth can become worn down and it can also cause your lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
• Spacing: If you have too much room between your teeth, your self-confidence can dwindle. This usually happens when if you are missing any teeth, if you have small teeth, or if you have a wide arch. If this is left untreated, your teeth can become more crooked throughout time.
• Cross Bite: A cross bite occurs when the back upper teeth fit into the inside of the lower back teeth. This can cause misaligned jaw growth and tooth stratification.
• Protruded Teeth: When your upper front teeth stick out too far forward or the lower teeth do not extend far enough, this is called a protrusion. When this happens, you have a large risk of injury to your lower teeth. It can also cause poor bites and it can also be caused by thumb and finger sucking.
• Mid Lines Off: If you do not have a straight line from the bridge of your nose to the bottom teeth, your teeth could be misaligned. When this happens, the best treatment is to shift your lower jaw to create a perfect bite.
• Open Bite: An open bite generally results from thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. If you can fit your tongue between your teeth while you close your mouth and bite down, you are suffering from an open bite. This not only causes cosmetic problems, but it can also cause chewing problems.
If you have any questions about the common treatments we provide, call our office today!