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Why Braces?

For most people, achieving a healthy, beautiful smile is the reason for receiving orthodontic care. If you are self-conscious about your smile, correcting your concerns with braces will greatly improve the way you look and feel. When your treatment is complete, you will have the smile you have always dreamed of and the confidence to show it off!

Underbite
Crowding:
Teeth may be aligned poorly because the dental arch is small and/or the teeth are large. The bone and gums over the roots of extremely crowded teeth may become thin and recede as a result of severe crowding. Impacted teeth (teeth that should have come in, but have not), poor biting relationships and undesirable appearance may all result from crowding.
 
Crossbite
Open bite:
An open bite results when the upper and lower incisor teeth do not touch when biting down. This open space between the upper and lower front teeth causes all the chewing pressure to be placed on the back teeth. This excessive biting pressure and rubbing together of the back teeth makes chewing less efficient and may contribute to significant tooth wear.
 
Crowding
Deep overbite:
A deep overbite or deep bite occurs when the lower incisor (front) teeth bite too close or into the gum tissue behind the upper teeth. When the lower front teeth bite into the palate or gum tissue behind the upper front teeth, significant bone damage and discomfort can occur. A deep bite can also contribute to excessive wear of the incisor teeth.
 
Deep Overbite
Crossbite: 
The most common type of a crossbite is when the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth (toward the tongue). Crossbites of both back teeth and front teeth are commonly corrected early due to biting and chewing difficulties.
 
Open Bite
Underbite:
Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth. About 3 to 5 percent of the population has a lower jaw that is to some degree longer than the upper jaw. This can cause the lower front teeth to protrude ahead of the upper front teeth, creating an anterior (front teeth) cross bite. Careful monitoring of jaw growth and tooth development is required for these patients.
 
Overjet
Overjet or protruding upper front teeth: 
Upper front teeth that protrude beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth are prone to injury and may indicate an unevenness in jaw growth. Commonly, protruded upper teeth are associated with a lower jaw that is short in proportion to the upper jaw. Thumb and finger sucking habits can also cause a protrusion of the upper incisor teeth.
 

PhoneIf you are interested in braces or orthodontics, please call us at 781-245-1113. You can also request an appointment online by clicking here. We look forward to meeting you, your family and your friends.