Crowding of the teeth
Open bite - Front teeth don't touch
Patient sucked her thumb as a young child.
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
Patient's underbite was causing jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on the teeth.
Spacing of teeth
Patient was bothered by the spaces between the teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
Patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom.
Phase-One Orthodontic Treatment
Patient's parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age nine. Patient was treated with Phase-One treatment, expanding the palate and treating his underbite.