Common Orthodontic Problems

APDO is the best choice for pediatric dentistry as well as orthodontics with two convenient locations in Scottsdale and Grayhawk. Our skilled doctors are experienced in treating all types of oral health challenges, including many that require orthodontic treatment such as braces, Invisalign or more complex treatments. Our goal is always to provide whatever treatment is best to give you that beautiful smile you deserve as well as a healthy mouth.



Let Your Scottsdale Orthodontist Fix These Common Oral Health Problems



  • Crowding - Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.


  • Spacing  - If you have missing teeth or if your teeth have gaps between them, APDO can help.


  • Protrusion - Sometimes called buck teeth, upper front teeth protrusion can impact both the appearance and the function of your teeth as your lower teeth can bite into the roof of your mouth.


  • Overbite - Like protrusion, an overbite can cause the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth but because the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth.


  • Underbite - When your lower jaw protrudes out from your upper jaw, lower teeth will close in front of your upper teeth causing both cosmetic and physical challenges.


  • Crossbite - Orthodontics that can fix this problem where your upper teeth rest inside your lower teeth. Left untreated, this can cause misaligned jaw growth and tooth trauma/chipping.


  • Open Bite - If you have an open bite, you may have difficulty chewing your food because the upper and lower front teeth don’t overlap. This can lead to several unwanted habits such as tongue thrusting.


  • Mismatched Dental Midlines - Off-center teeth means the line between your two upper front teeth and your two lower front teeth are not aligned.


Call Affiliated Pediatric Dentistry & Orthodontics Today!


If you or your child have any of these common orthodontic problems, please contact your Scottsdale and Grayhawk orthodontists today for a free consultation. Our doctors will be happy to review your individual case and discuss orthodontic treatment options with you. We can explain how our Invisalign, braces or other treatment can turn your orthodontic challenge into the smile that you deserve. It’s easy to get started with our online appointment form. We look forward to helping you.