Orthodontics at Ivory Pointe Dentistry can not only help straighten your teeth for an appealing smile, but can also greatly contribute to the health of your jaw, your teeth and your overall sense of wellbeing.
Finger or Thumb Sucking
These habits can eventually cause mouth breathing and protrusion of the upper incisors.
Teeth Erupting Out of Position
Proper treatment can guide these teeth into proper alignment.
Breathing or Swallowing Difficulty
Mouth breathing can lead to more serious disorders like snoring and sleep apnea.
Disfiguring of the Face & Mouth
This can affects both the development of the jaw and position of the teeth, as well as self-image.
Jaw & Jaw Joint Pain
This problem can affects chewing, speaking and jaw mobility.
Speech, Chewing or Biting Problems
This can affects eating, communication and long-term tooth health.
An unsightly smile can cause poor self-image, lack of confidence, and substandard performance.
One or more upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth (towards the tongue).
Upper teeth overlap the lower teeth.
Lower front teeth bite into the upper tissue of the upper teeth.
Overjet (protruding upper teeth)
Upper teeth protrude beyond normal, usually associated with a short lower jaw.
Underbite (lower jaw protrusion)
Lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw.
The lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws, often caused by
- extra teeth
- mal-positioned teeth
- incorrect ratio in the tooth to jaw size
- teeth that are too large or too many for the available space.
Extra or Missing Teeth
These commonly are a result of inherited problems, injuries or tooth decay.
Spacing Between Teeth
Which is a result of teeth that are too small, too large, or missing.