Common Problems

Common Dental Problems Orthodontics Can Help With

From Your Orthodontist in Universal City & San Antonio, TX

At UC Smiles Orthodontics, we pride ourselves on providing high quality orthodontic care while maintaining a fun, friendly office environment. Dr. Bebe and our team of highly trained orthodontic specialists work hard to make our patients feel comfortable every time they visit our office, and we strive to design specialized treatment plans that perfectly suit our patients' unique orthodontic needs. We have years of experience serving Stone Oak, San Antonio, and the surrounding communities, and we treat common problems like the ones you'll see below on a daily basis.


underbiteUnderbite occurs when the lower jaw extends out past the upper jaw, causing the upper front teeth to sit inside the lower front teeth. This is a fairly common dental malocclusion that can be taken care of with orthodontic treatment from an orthodontist like Dr. Bebe.


crossbiteThis happens when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which can stifle jaw development and cause tooth stratification. Over time, this malocclusion can impair bite function and cause facial asymmetry.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

protrusionThis is characterized by the upper front teeth extending too far forward or the lower front teeth not extending forward far enough, and it can impair both the appearance and function of the bite. 


overbiteThis happens when the upper teeth extend too far out over the lower teeth. This can cause problems in dental development, and in extreme cases, can cause the lower teeth to actually bite into the roof of the mouth.


crowdingCrowding occurs when the jaws aren't big enough to accommodate the teeth and is the most common reason for braces. In addition to causing aesthetic problems, crowding has been linked to gum disease and dental decay.


spacingSpacing is the opposite of crowding, when there are large gaps between the teeth. While it can cause functional issues, it may also be only a cosmetic or aesthetic issue. Either way, we can use braces to solve the problem. 


openbiteOpenbite occurs when the upper and lower front teeth don't meet, and it can impair chewing, speaking, and swallowing functions. Thumb sucking, tongue thrusting, or other unwanted habits can cause this.

Dental Midlines not Matched

midlinesMismatched dental midlines occur when the back bite doesn't fit together properly, and they can cause problems with dental and jaw function and development.

Contact Us in San Antonio or Universal City, TX 

Have more questions about orthodontic problems or your orthodontic health? We're here to help. Feel free to reach out to us at our contact page with any questions or use our easy online form to schedule an appointment at our San Antonio or Stone Oak, TX office. We can't wait to hear from you, and we look forward to helping you achieve a beautiful, healthy smile.