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ANTIGO, WI 54409
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  1405 KENWOOD DR.
WAUSAU, WI 54401
(715) 842-5688

  1405 KENWOOD DR. WAUSAU, WI 54401 (715) 842-5688
  438 EDISON ST. ANTIGO, WI 54409 (715) 623-2373
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Common Orthodontic Problems

Why Wear Braces?

Braces do more than give you a beautiful smile.

Have you ever met someone who hides their smile? Orthodontics can change that with a beautiful smile that builds self-confidence.

But orthodontics does much more than that. Orthodontic treatment can improve your ability to chew, to keep your teeth clean, to effectively use your jaw muscles, and to speak. Orthodontic treatment can lead to less tooth decay, better oral hygiene and a healthier you.

Which Orthodontic Problems can Dovorany Orthodontics Solve?

Orthodontic problems can affect anyone – in fact, our teeth are almost never naturally perfect. Malocclusion, or a “bad bite,” can cause problems with chewing, oral hygiene, speaking, and aesthetics. A bad bite can be genetic or can be caused by thumb sucking, dental disease, poor dental hygiene, accidents, birth defects or other medical conditions.

Being educated about the orthodontic problem that you or your child may have is the first step in correcting it. Orthodontic treatment performed by Dr. Dovorany can improve both the functionality of your bite and the appearance of your smile.

Below are some examples of the most common orthodontic problems.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.



The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.



The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

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Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.



Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.



Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.



Dental Midlines not Matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.



In an underbite, the lower jaw extends out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.