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Warning Signs of Orthodontic Problems

PROTRUDING UPPER TEETH

Protruding Upper Teeth

“Buck Teeth”
The lower jaw is too short or held back.
The upper jaw may be too narrow.

Deep bite

Deep Bite

A deep bite can cause
trauma to the gum and may be linked to ear problems.

Under Bite

Under Bite

(May need surgery)

If not treated (early) may result in a protruding lower jaw.

Open Bite

Open Bite

May be caused by sucking habit or incorrect swallow.

Crowded Teeth

Crowded Teeth

“Not enough space for the teeth”

Jaws may be too narrow.
This can be due to incorrect tongue posture.

Large Gaps

Large Gaps

Some gaps between the baby teeth are acceptable.

Centre Lines

Centre Lines

Don’t line up

This could be the result of incorrect tooth position or be due to incorrect jaw posture.

Crossbite

Crossbite

This can be due to incorrect jaw posture and can strain jaw joints.

Also see us if you notice any of the following –

1. Early or late loss of baby teeth
2. Losing two baby teeth for one permanent tooth
3. Difficulty in chewing or biting
4. Breathing through the mouth
5. Thumb sucking
6. Double row of teeth
7. Jaws that are too far forward or back
8. Biting the cheek or biting into the roof of the mouth
9. Upper and Lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way
10. An unbalanced facial appearance
11. Grinding or clenching of the teeth
12. Snoring