The misalignment of teeth due to the lack of space in the jaw.
Anterior Open Bite with Posterior Cross Bite
The upper front teeth should cover at least 1/4 of the lower front teeth. The upper back teeth should cover the outer surface of the lower back teeth.
The upper front teeth should cover up to 1/3 of the lower front teeth.
The upper front teeth should only be 1-3 mm anterior to the lower front teeth.
Narrow Upper Jaw
The upper jaw has a narrow “V” shape appearance where as it should have a “U” shape.
Anterior Cross Bite
The upper front teeth should be covering the lower front teeth by up to 30%.
The upper left canine and both lower canines are lying almost horizontally and completely covered by bone.
Congenitally Missing Teeth
The upper lateral incisors are the most commonly occurring congenitally missing teeth.
Surgical advancement of the lower jaw to correct both the bite and the esthetics of the patient.
Forward repositioning of the chin by enhancing growth in the lower jaw of a growing patient with a removable functional appliance.