Common Problems Solved by Orthodontics

The images below show some of the common problems that can be solved through through treatment at myOrthodontist Coquitlam in Coquitlam.

In addition to the situations shown below, other instances where you may want to seek an orthodontic opinion include when there is difficulty in chewing or biting, speech difficulty, grinding or clenching of teeth or when the jaw shifts or makes sounds.

Open Bite, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, Coquitlam BC

Open Bite

An open bite exists when some teeth don’t meet. It can cause eating problems, speech problems, and excessive wear of the teeth which do meet.

Protruded Teeth, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, BC

Protruded Teeth

Protruded teeth can be unattractive and more prone to damage. The lower front teeth often over-erupt and damage the palate behind the top front teeth.

Crowding Teeth, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, Coquitlam BC


Crowding is a common orthodontic problem.Crowded teeth can be unattractive and difficult to clean.

Missing Teeth, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, BC

Missing Teeth

Missing teeth can be very unattractive. By moving all teeth into correct position, proper space can be created to facilitate replacement of the missing teeth.

Cross Bite, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, Coquitlam BC


The upper teeth should fit outside the lower teeth like a lid on a box. If the upper jaw is too narrow, the lower jaw may swing to one side to allow the teeth to mesh. A crossbite results.

Under Bite, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, BC

Under Bite

The lower front teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth. An under bite can be unattractive and can cause uneven wear of the front teeth.

Deep Bite, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, Coquitlam BC

Deep Bite

The upper front teeth cover the lower teeth. A deep bite can cause excessive wear of the front teeth and gum damage behind the upper front teeth.

Thumb Sucking, myOrthodontist Coquitlam, BC

Thumb Sucking

Sucking the thumb (or fingers) can deform nearby teeth and supporting bone.

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