Common Problems

There is a plethora of orthodontic issues that patients can present with. However, there are specific ones that we encounter more often than others. Below are the common orthodontic problems frequently treated here at Eberle Orthodontics.


underbiteWhen the lower jaw extends too far forward, placing the lower front teeth ahead of the upper front teeth.


crossbiteWhen the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth and closing the jaw requires a sideways movement.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

protrusionWhen the upper teeth extend too far forward while the lower teeth do not extend far enough.


overbiteWhen the upper front teeth extend so far out over the lower front teeth that the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth.


crowdingWhen the teeth are so close together that either adult teeth cannot properly erupt or the existing adult teeth are so lose as to cause wear, decay, and increased risk of gum disease.


spacingWhen teeth are spaced too far apart, either because that is how the teeth emerged or because teeth are missing.


openbiteWhen the upper and lower front teeth meet rather than overlap, causing significant issues with closing the mouth and eating.

Dental Midlines not Matched

midlinesWhen the middle line between the two front teeth on the upper and lower jaw do not match up.