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Understanding Common Orthodontic Issues

We treat different orthodontic issues at Burlingame Smile Studio.At Burlingame Smile Studio, we are committed to helping you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile. Orthodontic issues are common and can affect both the appearance and function of your teeth. Here, we explore some of the most prevalent orthodontic problems and how they can be addressed.

1. Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can lead to a variety of problems, including difficulty chewing and speaking, as well as shifting of the remaining teeth. Solutions may include dental implants, bridges, or partial dentures to restore functionality and aesthetics.

2. Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth occur when there isn’t enough space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit normally. This can make brushing and flossing difficult, increasing the risk of cavities and gum disease. Orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners can help realign the teeth.

3. Gaps Between Teeth

Gaps, or diastemas, are spaces between two or more teeth. While some gaps are purely cosmetic, others can affect oral health. Treatments can include braces, clear aligners, or bonding to close the spaces.

4. Impacted Teeth

An impacted tooth is one that hasn’t erupted properly and remains stuck in the gum or bone. This is common with wisdom teeth but can occur with other teeth as well. Treatment often involves surgical extraction or orthodontic solutions to guide the tooth into place.

5. Crossbite

A crossbite happens when some of the upper teeth close inside the lower teeth rather than on the outside. This can lead to uneven wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss. Orthodontic treatments like braces or expanders can correct this issue.

6. Open Bite

An open bite is when the upper and lower teeth do not touch when the mouth is closed, often causing speech difficulties and problems with chewing. Treatment may include braces, aligners, or even surgical correction in severe cases.

7. Overbite

An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap significantly with the lower front teeth. This can cause wear on the lower teeth, jaw pain, and other issues. Orthodontic treatments like braces or clear aligners can adjust the alignment.

8. Underbite

An underbite is when the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth. This can affect chewing, and speaking, and can cause jaw pain. Treatments might include braces, aligners, or in some cases, surgery.

9. Deep Bite

A deep bite, or deep overbite, is when the upper front teeth excessively cover the lower front teeth. This can lead to significant wear on the lower teeth and jaw problems. Orthodontic solutions can help correct the bite and improve oral health.

Visit Burlingame Smile Studio

If you or your child is experiencing any of these orthodontic issues, Burlingame Smile Studio is here to help. Our experienced team provides personalized orthodontic treatments to address these concerns and ensure you achieve a healthy, beautiful smile.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and take the first step towards better oral health and a confident smile.

Contact Us

For more information or to book an appointment, please visit Burlingame Smile Studio. Let us help you achieve the perfect smile!

Contact Dr. April Lee at Burlingame Smile Studio we serve Burlingame, CA, Hillsborough, and Millbrae.

(650) 231-2680

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1740 Marco Polo Way Ste 12
Burlingame, California


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