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What are common orthodontic problems?


Written by Charan

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Common orthodontic problems include:

  • Malocclusions (misaligned teeth or jaws)
  • Crowding of teeth
  • Spacing or gaps between teeth
  • Overbite (upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth)
  • Underbite (lower front teeth are in front of the upper front teeth)
  • Crossbite (upper teeth are inside the lower teeth when biting)
  • Open bite (front teeth do not touch when biting)

These problems can be caused by a variety of factors, including genetics, thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, and certain dental habits. Orthodontic treatment aims to correct these issues and improve the alignment and function of the teeth and jaws.