Common Orthodontics Issues

Most orthodontic issues are a result of improper growth and development. Our team will identify and address the underlying causes, giving patients the best chance of long-term success for their oral and overall health.

Common Issues

Posterior Crossbite

Crossbite | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

A posterior crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, affecting the alignment of the back teeth.

Anterior Crossbite

Anterior Crossbite | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Anterior Crossbite occurs when the lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper front teeth when biting down.


Underbite | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Underbite occurs when lower teeth extend past the upper teeth. This condition affects speech and chewing.

Open Bite

Open Bite | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Open bite issues create a gap between your upper and lower front teeth when your mouth is closed.

Deep Bite

Deep Bite | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

A deep bite occurs when the upper front teeth excessively cover the lower ones when biting down.


Tooth Crowding | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Crowding occurs when there isn't enough space in your mouth for your teeth to align properly, leading to an uneven bite.


Tooth Spacing | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Spacing, or gaps between teeth, can result from various factors and affects your smile’s aesthetic and overall oral health.


Protusion | Orthodontic Care in Gillette, WY

Protrusion occurs when the upper front teeth ‘protrude’ from the mouth, creating trouble with alignment and speech.

I Didn’t Know My Orthodontist Could Do That!

Teeth grinding, snoring, trouble sleeping, hyperactivity in children, bedwetting, and TMJ issues are just some of the things we’ll ask questions about to screen for more serious underlying issues. Many of these symptoms can be related to sleep-disordered breathing or obstructive sleep apnea. While a physician must perform a sleep study to formally diagnose these problems, the orthodontist is uniquely positioned to screen for these symptoms and refer to the appropriate medical professionals. In collaboration with a comprehensive medical team, orthodontic treatment can play an important role in helping address some of these symptoms.

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If you're ready to get the smile you've always wanted, schedule an appointment with Cometti Orthodontics today! Our team of experts will provide you with the best possible care and guide you every step of the way on your orthodontic journey.

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