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PROBLEMS TO WATCH FOR IN CHILDREN ANTERIOR CROSSBITE (Scissor bite arrangement) POSTERIOR CROSSBITE (Upper arch too narrow) CROWDING (Overlapping teeth) OPEN BITE (Teeth don't meet at the front - can be caused by thumb sucking) PROTRUSION (Goofy - upper jaw too far forward) COMPLETE CLASS III (Lower jaw protrudes forward of upper jaw) DIASTEMA (Spacing) OTHER PROBLEMS See next page for other problems that can occur of which can only be seen on x-ray. PROBLEMS TO WATCH FOR IN ADULTS CROWDING (Overlapping teeth) DIASTEMA (Spacing) ANTERIOR CROSSBITE (With forward displacement) BRUXISM (Tooth wear) PERIODONTAL PROBLEMS (Gum disease) PROTRUSION (Goofy - upper jaw too far forward) OPEN BITE (Teeth don't meet at the front) DEEP BITE (Top teeth overlap lower teeth) All malocclusions illustrated above can be improved by orthodontic treatment. Sourced from www.braces.org - The American Association of Orthodontists 39 Smiles & F aces The Comprehensive Guide To Orthodontics Octagon Orthodontics www.octagonorthodontics.com AN INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODONTICS


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