Common Conditions Treated by Orthodontics

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Misaligned teeth are more than just a cosmetic concern. Malocclusions (also known as bad bites) can contribute to a host of issues if left untreated, from prematurely wearing down tooth enamel to disrupting speech patterns. In the event of a bad bite, treatment may be necessary to correct misaligned teeth before the condition becomes too severe.

At Surrideo Orthodontics, Dr. Warren Cohen offers patients a range of solutions to every type of bad bite. This can include treatments such as braces or even Invisalign, both of which can address the common orthodontic problems discussed below. If you believe you are suffering from a bad bite or simply want an orthodontic consultation, our Calgary orthodontic office is conveniently located and serves patients from all of the surrounding neighborhoods.

Because there are many different types of malocclusions, a comprehensive understanding of the various conditions can be helpful for receiving adequate treatment.

Problems bites can occur in either the upper or lower jaw, respectively known as underbites and overbites. Effects range from increased jaw pain to chronic headaches. In some cases, this condition may be hereditary.

Missing teeth are a typical cause of spacing issues, which can be greatly distressing to many patients from the cosmetic perspective. Spacing issues can also create problems when caring for one’s teeth, and eventually may lead to infection and decay.

Protruding upper front teeth greatly inhibit function, while also creating a less-than-desirable aesthetic. This condition is often caused by uneven jaw growth, and can lead to injury in severe cases.

Crowded teeth can impede proper dental hygiene, especially when it comes to flossing. This can lead to gum disease down the line, which can increase the risk of infection immensely.

Existence of a crossbite can have many ill-effects, from causing a displeasing aesthetic to imbalanced jaw growth. This condition can then lead to trouble swallowing and eating, as well as restricting airways in more serious cases.

Proper dental function can be greatly impacted by mismatched midlines. This condition is usually identified by an unmatched back bite, which can cause issues with jaw utility over time.

At Surrideo Orthodontics, we help patients find a treatment option that fits their specific condition and lifestyle. Whether you are suffering from an underbite, or want the gap between your front teeth fixed, we have a treatment that will help you. Our options include clear braces, Invisalign and more, so visit Dr. Cohen in Calgary and let us help you achieve a healthier, happier smile today!