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Common Orthodontic Problems

08 Jun 2023

5 min read


While each orthodontic patient is different, there are a number of dental problems we see more often than others.


Crossbite – which can cause issues such as damaged teeth, speech problems and jaw pain – can refer to either overbite or underbite. Overbite is caused by the upper jaw jutting too far forward. Similarly, underbite is caused by the lower jaw protruding too far forward.

Crowded teeth

Overcrowding can take place if there is insufficient space in the jaw for the full development of all the teeth. Crowded teeth patients need to be wary of tooth decay – and ultimately gum disease or tooth loss – because it can be more difficult to keep the teeth and gums clean.

Deep bite

This is when the upper front teeth greatly overlap the lower front teeth, which means the teeth do not properly line up.


Diastema, which is most common in the upper arch, is a gap between teeth. It’s important to seek advice from an orthodontist because, in some cases, it can lead to speech issues.

Open bite

Open bite refers to upper and lower front teeth being forced outwards. It means upper and lower teeth do not line up when the mouth is closed.


Overjet is when there is an excessive gap between protruding upper and lower teeth. Protruded upper teeth are often associated with an underdeveloped lower jaw in proportion to the upper jaw.


These conditions can be noticeable and make patients feel self-conscious.

But a specialist orthodontist will often be able to treat these problems.

The benefits to patients will often exceed the obvious physical changes of straighter teeth with an improved bite.

They include experiencing new confidence, enjoying wearing subtle braces during treatment and feeling proud of straighter teeth.

Specialist orthodontist treatment

Wytes is the No. 1 independent dental group in London encouraging a new wave of self-care.

We help our patients to find out how it feels to experience straight-teeth confidence with outstanding treatment performed by a specialist orthodontist.

Our most common orthodontic treatments are fixed braces and lingual braces.

Fixed braces are more discreet and comfortable than the traditional braces used in the past.

And we place lingual braces behind your teeth, which means you can secretly straighten your smile.

Contact us now to book your appointment.

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