Common problems

Bite issues fixed with braces & Invisalign

Without orthodontic care, the perfect smile is a very rare thing. That’s because there are countless factors that can influence the development of our teeth, from bad habits like thumb sucking and nail-biting to the shape of our jaw bone that we were born with. Most people suffer from some sort of bite issue and abnormality which can make it more difficult to keep your smile healthy, which is why Charlottesville Orthodontics offers professional orthodontic treatment to straighten your teeth and transform your smile into what it was meant to be. Even though the way our smile develops is completely unique to us, bite issues can be separated into eight common categories. To learn more about what these bite issues entail and how they can be treated, check out the information below.

How bite issues & abnormalities can be corrected

The only way to correct a misaligned bite is with orthodontic treatment. A common misconception about orthodontic treatment is that it only straightens the teeth, because, in fact, orthodontics can also make adjustments to the position of the jawbone, creating both a straight smile and a healthy, natural bite. Jaw issues are often corrected while patients are still at a young age, using special appliances such as palatal expanders, which will increase the amount of space in the jaw for the teeth to develop more naturally. After the jaw has been corrected, the teeth can be straightened using a variety of treatment methods including self-ligating braces, clear ceramic braces, and Invisalign, all of which we offer here at Charlottesville Orthodontics. The result is a perfect, healthy smile that is built to last for a lifetime!

The most common bite problems