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Summer has come to an end, and what better time to start preparing for the upcoming year than with a brand new smile. Whether you are a youngster, or an adult, braces now come in all shapes, sizes, and colors, including invisible ones! You should consider braces if you have any of the following:

– Crossbite: occurs when the protruding lower jaw is longer than the upper jaw
– Spacing issues: too much space, or abnormal gaps between teeth
– Underbite (sometimes referred to as “bulldog teeth”): occurs when the lower front teeth (the incisors) protrude out farther than the upper front teeth
– Overcrowded teeth: occurs when there is not enough space between the teeth, which can cause teeth to bend and protrude
– Misplaced midline: occurs when the center of your upper front teeth does not line up with the center of your lower front teeth
– Other bad bite issues: extra or missing teeth, misalignments, irregularities in the teeth, gums, jaw, or face
– Open bite: occurs when the top and bottom incisors do not connect when biting
– Overbite (also called an overjet or referred to as “buck teeth”): occurs when the upper front teeth (the incisors) protrude out further than the lower front teeth
– Deep bite or closed bite: an excessive form of overbite caused by the lower front teeth biting behind the upper front teeth

If you would like to learn more, or to set up an appointment, please call Orthodontics, Inc. at (505) 325-8858 to talk to a member of our team, or stop by our office in Farmington, New Mexico. We look forward to hearing from you soon!