Common Problems

When a person's teeth or jaws do not fit together properly, orthodontic treatment may be necessary to correct the problem. If left untreated, these orthodontic problems, often referred to as malocclusions, can cause speech difficulty, premature wear of the teeth and protective enamel, and even increase the chance of injury to the teeth and jaw joints.

Underbite

underbiteAn underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.

Spacing

spacingSpacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

protrusionThe appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.

Crowding

crowdingCrowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.

Crossbite

crossbiteThe upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Overbite

overbiteThe upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.

Openbite

openbiteProper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.

Dental Midlines not Matched

midlinesThis type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

Dr. Jaime de Jesús-Viñas

  • Dr. Jaime de Jesús-Viñas - 293 Calle Ismael Colon, Hato Rey, PR 00918 Phone: 787-756-5912

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