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If you have crooked or misaligned pearly whites, your orthodontist can help you. After looking over your oral history, administering an oral exam and taking dimension measurements of your pearly whites, Dr. Maynard Davenport will be able to recommend which orthodontic or dental process is the right fit for you.

These disorders usually necessitate orthodontic treatment:

Crossbite. Crossbite develops when the upper chompers don’t rest in front of the lower teeth, normally due to a narrow upper jaw.

Crowding. Crowding occurs when too many teeth make it impossible for the dental ridge to house accordingly.

Misplaced midline. A misplaced midline occurs when the center of the upper front teeth doesn’t align with the middle of the lower front teeth.

Open bite. Open bites are when there is a gap between seated biting surfaces of the chompers.

Overbite. Overbite, also known as “buck chompers,” is a disease where the upper incisors stick out past the lower pearly whites.

Spacing problems. Gaps, openings, slits and spaces between chompers can lead to cosmetic problems and dental health problems.

Underbite. Underbites occur when the upper pearly whites are too far behind the lower pearly whites, creating the bite misaligned.

If you read this and thought, “that’s me,” please phone our Lakeside, Arizona, Maynard V Davenport Orthodontics office at 928-367-2939 now to schedule your next checkup with Dr. Maynard Davenport.