When you’re looking for orthodontics in New York, Goodman Orthodontics is proud to be your choice. As your trusted provider of orthodontic treatments, including braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen, in and around Riverdale and Manhattan, NY, we’re glad to go above and beyond in order to give you the smile that you’ve always dreamed of. Dr. Adam Goodman is a leader in the field of orthodontics and is fully equipped with a wide range of efficient orthodontic treatments in order to fix a number of orthodontic problems from his Riverdale and Manhattan, NY offices.
A sample of the common orthodontic problems that Dr. Goodman can treat includes the following.
This type of malocclusion occurs when the lower jaw extends farther out than normal. This will cause the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.
A crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This malocclusion can result in a number of problems, including tooth stratification, misaligned jaw growth, facial asymmetry, and improper usage of the lower jaw.
upper front teeth protrusion
This malocclusion occurs when either the upper front teeth extend too far forward or the lower front teeth don’t extend far enough forward. This can impact both the appearance and the function of your teeth.
When the upper front teeth extend too far out over the lower front teeth, this will cause an overbite. An overbite can sometimes cause the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth. In addition, it can also cause problems such as gummy smiles, protruding lips, and excessive incisor wear.
Crowding occurs when the teeth don’t have enough room to erupt from the gums. Crowding isn’t only aesthetically unpleasing, but it can also cause periodontal problems and dental decay because the overlapping tooth surfaces make them harder to clean.
The opposite of crowding, spacing occurs when there’s excessive jaw room for the erupting teeth. This can be caused by missing teeth or it may simply be a cosmetic issue.
When the upper and lower front teeth don’t overlap, this will create what is known as an openbite. Openbites can cause a variety of unwanted habits, including thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.
dental midlines not matched
Unmatched dental midlines are evident when the back bite doesn’t fit and match appropriately. This type of malocclusion can be a detriment to proper dental function and jaw function.