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Common Orthodontics Conditions

At Wiregrass Orthodontics Dr. John Howell treats a wide range of orthodontic problems every day, and below are just a few examples of the beautiful smiles he can create. We offer a variety of treatment options, from braces to Invisalign, so we will work with you to find the best treatment to fit your smile and lifestyle. Click through the tabs below to learn more about how each condition is treated.

Crowding

Crowding occurs when the all of the teeth do not properly fit within the jaw. Some of the complications that may be associated with crowding include gum disease.

Overlap

Overlapped teeth typically occur when teeth are so overcrowded that they are crowding behind each other. This can also result from bad habits or simply be inherited. In this case, good dental hygiene can be difficult with bacteria having so many hiding places.

Open Bite

Open bites are most commonly caused by thumb sucking or tongue thrust creating an opening between front teeth when your jaw is shut.

Spacing

Spacing between the teeth occurs when there is too big of a gap between teeth. This can be corrected using any type of our treatment options.

Overbite

An overbite occurs when the upper jaw extends too far over the lower jaw. Dr. Howell works with each patient to ensure the right treatment for the best results.

Underbite

The opposite of an overbite, underbites happen when the teeth on the lower jaw extend past the teeth on the upper jaw.

Visit Our Enterprise, Dothan or Ozark Office

Thank you for considering Wiregrass Orthodontics to help you gain a happier, healthier smile. If you are concerned about your bite or would like to improve the look of your smile please contact your local Wiregrass Orthodontic location and one of our team members will be happy to answer any questions and help you setup your first appointment!