Common Problems

As Orthodontists, we see a number of “common” problems among our patients. While you may be concerned with a particular issue, such as an overbite or underbite, we are trained to assess and treat these with a fairly “normal” course of treatment.

If you are worried about something that you see developing with your child, the first thing you want to do is ask your regular pediatric dentist. They will most likely refer you to an Orthodontist to better evaluate the problem and offer a reasonable treatment plan and solution.

Here is a list of common problems that you may experience and/or have questions about. Crossbite, open bite, crowding, over jet, spacing, and under bite are pictured below.

Feel free to call our office — our staff can schedule an appointment for you to receive a complimentary consultation and evaluation with Dr. Nakisher.


Classification of Teeth Overview

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  • Crossbite — Before Treatment
    crossbite before

  • Crossbite — After Treatment
    crossbite after

  • Open Bite — Before Treatment
    Openbite before

  • Open Bite — After Treatment
    Openbite after

  • Crowding — Before Treatment
    Crowding before

  • Crowding — During Treatment
    Crowding during

  • Overjet — Before Treatment
    Overjet before

  • Overjet — After Treatment
    Overjet after

  • Spacing — Before Treatment
    Spacing before

  • Spacing — After Treatment
    Spacing after

  • Underbite — Before Treatment
    Underbite before

  • Underbite — After Treatment
    Underbite after

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