At Lunsford McCaffrey Orthodontics, we make it our goal to provide you with the best care when you are looking for orthodontics in the West Palm Beach and Boynton Beach, Florida, area. Dr. Kevin McCaffrey and our experienced team are committed to making sure that every one of our patients can attain the straight and healthy smile that they have always desired. We accomplish this by offering a wide variety of orthodontic treatments, including braces and Invisalign® aligners. Here are some of the orthodontic problems our orthodontist can treat.
Common Orthodontic Problems
If the upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth when you bite down, this is what is known as a crossbite. It is best to correct crossbites early because they can cause biting and chewing issues.
If you have a small dental arch or if you have large teeth, you may be suffering from crowding. Crowding can lead to impacted teeth, bite problems and an undesirable appearance. Crowding can also sometimes cause the bone and gums over the teeth to recede and become thin.
A deep bite occurs when the lower front teeth bite too close to your upper teeth or directly into your gums. This can cause discomfort, wear down your incisors and sometimes even damage the bone behind your upper teeth.
If your upper teeth and lower teeth do not touch, it is what is known as an open bite. Open bites will put all the pressure on the back teeth when you chew. This can make chewing less efficient and cause excessive wear on the back teeth.
Overjet or Protruding Upper Teeth
Overjet occurs when your upper teeth stick out too far forward from the lower front teeth. This can cause problems with the biting of your back teeth and make your upper teeth more prone to injury. An overjet may also indicate an unevenness in jaw growth when the lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw.
Spacing is the opposite of crowding and it occurs when you have missing teeth, small teeth or a dental arch that is particularly wide. Spacing issues can result in teeth that are aesthetically unappealing.
Underbite or Protruding Lower Jaw
An underbite is a malocclusion in which the lower jaw extends out farther than the upper jaw. This problem will cause the lower teeth to sit in front of the upper teeth and will sometimes result in a crossbite.
Contact Your West Palm Beach Area Orthodontic Specialists
If you happen to have any of these common orthodontic problems and you are in need of orthodontic care around West Palm Beach, please feel free to fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at 561-964-5200 to book an appointment with us. We have corrected many common orthodontic problems in patients of all ages with Invisalign aligners or braces. Contact us to begin your orthodontic treatment today!