Common Problems

Braces in Universal City, TX

You deserve a smile you feel truly proud of – and at San Antonio Orthodontics, our mission is to help you achieve one through high-quality orthodontic treatment. As a leading orthodontist serving Universal City, Schertz, Pleasanton, and the greater San Antonio, TX area, we're proud to offer a variety of treatment options, and we work with patients to customize treatment to fit your lifestyle. While we treat all orthodontic conditions at our office, the majority of issues come from a few common problems. Thankfully, all are easily treatable through braces and Invisalign.

Do I Need Orthodontic Treatment?

While some people are lucky enough to be born with perfect teeth, this is exceedingly rare. At one point or another, most of us will develop an orthodontic condition. And while orthodontic conditions do impact the appearance of your smile, the problems are more than just cosmetic. Many orthodontic problems impair the proper development of the jaws, which can impact speech, chewing, and bite function. Furthermore, crooked teeth are harder to keep clean, which means that poor orthodontic alignment can lead to tooth decay and cavities. Finally, orthodontic problems almost never get better on their own: neither you nor your child will simply "grow out of it."

The Most Common Orthodontic Problems

The only way to fix orthodontic problems and achieve a better smile is through treatment with braces or Invisalign from your Schertz orthodontist. We'll work with you to diagnose the specific condition you're facing and create an individualized treatment plan, but chances are, we'll be working to treat one of these common issues:

  • Spacing: Occurs when there's too much room in the dental arch for the teeth, causing gaps between the teeth.
  • Crowding: The most common reason for braces. Crowding occurs when there isn't enough room in the dental arch for all the teeth, resulting in crooked, misaligned teeth.
  • Overbite: Overbite happens when the upper front teeth extend too far out beyond the lower teeth. In extreme cases, this may cause the lower teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.
  • Underbite: The opposite of overbite, this happens when the lower front teeth extend out past the upper front teeth.
  • Overjet: Also called protruding front teeth, this occurs when the upper front teeth stick out at a forward angle and extend too far beyond the lower teeth. We'll often correct this through early orthodontic treatment to prevent chipping or damage to the teeth.
  • Crossbite: Crossbite happens when the lower teeth sit outside the upper teeth, impairing jaw growth and potentially causing tooth stratification.
  • Mismatched Dental Midlines: This malocclusion occurs when the back bite doesn't develop properly. If left untreated, it can impair jaw and bite function.

Book a Consultation with Your Schertz, TX Children's Orthodontist!

These orthodontic problems are exceedingly common, and thankfully, we can easily treat them all at our San Antonio orthodontist's office. If you think you or your child might have one of these conditions or want to see how orthodontic treatment could benefit you, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with us using our easy online form. We look forward to helping you achieve the smile of your dreams no matter what orthodontic problem you're dealing with!