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Did you know orthodontic treatment can fix many smile problems? Well, it’s true! It can even improve the oral health. Today, our orthodontist, Dr. Rehana Khan, would like to teach you all about the problems orthodontic treatment can fix so you better understand the ways braces and other orthodontic appliances can help you. Some problems orthodontics can treat include:

-Overbite: This is when the upper front teeth stick out over the lower teeth, which is also called having “buck teeth.”

-Underbite: This is when the lower teeth stick out farther than the upper teeth or when the upper teeth are too far back. This problem usually creates a “bulldog” appearance.

-Crossbite: This is when the upper teeth fail to come down barely in front of the lower teeth when biting down.

-Open bite: This is when there is a space between the biting surfaces of the front and/or side teeth when you bite down.

-Misplaced midline: This is when the center of the front top teeth does not line up with the center of the bottom front teeth.

-Spacing: This is when there are gaps or spaces between the teeth.

-Crowding: This is when there are too many teeth for the jawbone to accommodate.

For more information and details about orthodontic treatment in Santa Monica, California, please contact Santa Monica Orthodontics today at 310-393-3344. Our orthodontic team is here to help you in any way we can, and we are more than happy to give you the tips, answers, and help you need. We look forward to hearing from you!