Having a confident smile can change everything. Below are explanations of common teeth problems in Kennesaw, Georgia. During your consultation with Dr. William K. Farrar, Jr., your condition will be diagnosed and treatment options will be discussed that best fit your goals, as well as your lifestyle.

There is broad range of dental and orthodontic issues, and a confident smile isn’t the only benefit of correcting your dental issues—your health can be positively impacted as well. Learn more about several common issues below that an experienced orthodontist can work with you to correct.

Overly crowded teeth:

This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth.

Widely spaced teeth:

This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this issue can also be caused by the other teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues in teeth can cause some periodontal diseases.

Crossbite:

This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

Overbite:

What people commonly refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.

Underbite:

This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This issue can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.

We welcome you to contact West Cobb Orthodontics today to learn more and to schedule a visit.