Openbites, Deepbites, Underbites, and Overbites – Dr. Ashlee Weber of Weber Orthodontics in Kansas City, MO specializes in the correction of all four bites. Dr. Weber encourages that these problems be treated early as they can be corrected without jaw surgery a lot of times.
Too many teeth: Hyperdontia – Having extra teeth is called hyperdontia. People who have hyperdontia usually also have another condition, such as a cleft palate or Gardner’s Syndrome (which forms tumors that aren’t cancerous). Dr. Weber treats hyperdontia by removing the extra teeth and correcting the bite with braces and/or Invsialign.
Crooked teeth – The fix will improve your overall dental health by allowing you to brush more effectively and possibly relieving symptoms like jaw pain. Dr. Weber uses braces (metal or ceramic), Invisalign aligners, and/or retainers to straighten crooked teeth.
Gaps – You may not consider a gap between the front teeth a problem at all, but if you want to correct it Dr. Weber may use braces, Invisalign, or retainers to move teeth closer together and a special glued-in retainer helps to keep the spaces closed.
Clenching or grinding your teeth – Grinding your teeth is called bruxism. Stress is one of the causes. Misaligned teeth or sleep issues can also be culprits among adults (among kids, causes can include allergies). Bruxism can give you headaches, a sore jaw and cracked or loose teeth. If you grind your teeth at night, Dr. Weber can fit you with a mouthguard. If it’s a daytime problem, meditation, exercise or other ways to curb stress helps.
If you have any of the above tooth problems please contact our practice at (816) 746-1200 and schedule an appointment with Dr. Weber. Keep smiling!