An orthodontic problem caused by having too many teeth with insufficient space to accommodate them.
Anterior crossbite is the term used to describe an abnormal labio-lingual relationship between one or more maxillary and mandibular incisor teeth.
Posterior crossbite is a malocclusion in which the buccal cusps of the maxillary teeth occlude lingual to the buccal cusps of the corresponding mandibular teeth.
Missing teeth are a result of the failure of teeth to develop.
One of the most common reasons that people seek orthodontic treatment is due to the presence of an flared upper teeth or an overjet. A severe overjet can lead to an increased likelihood of trauma to the upper front teeth from a fall or injury, and it can also make it difficult to bite into some foods.
An openbite is a condition where the upper incisor crowns fail to overlap the lower incisor crowns when the lower jaw is brought into full occlusion.
The deep bite is a condition where there is an increased overlap of the lower incisors by the upper incisors.
Spacing between teeth can be caused by multiple factors. There is spacing between teeth during development of primary and mixed dentition. Certain habits like tongue thrusting, thumb sucking can also lead to spacing between teeth. In adults the most common reason for spacing is from periodontitis as a result of loss of bone support around teeth.
Occasionally jaws are too large, too small, too far forward, too far back, crooked or there is a significant gap between upper and lower teeth. In such instances, orthognathic/jaw surgery is performed on the jaws to achieve the best facial aesthetics and dental function.
An impacted tooth is a tooth that gets blocked as it is pushing through the gum into your mouth (erupting).