Common orthodontic issues

Learn about some common orthodontic problems we see at Goldreich Orthodontics. If any of these seem familiar, schedule your complimentary consultation with us in Plano, TX!


If there is no space between the baby teeth, then there will not be enough room for permanent teeth. Baby teeth or permanent teeth are crowded or overlapped.


Noticeably large gaps between the teeth.

Upper dental protrusion

The top teeth stick out too far (“buck teeth”). Most common orthodontic problem and easier to correct if treated early.

Deep bite

The upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth too much and the lower front teeth are barely visible.

Under bite

The lower front teeth stick out further than the upper front teeth.

Open bite

The front teeth do not touch when the back teeth are touching.

Midline discrepancy

The midline of the upper teeth does not line up with the midline of the lower teeth.

Cross bite

An upper tooth fits inside a lower tooth or the upper back teeth are narrower than the lower teeth.