Bite Correction

Dental malocclusions such as overbites, underbites, and crossbites can be effectively treated with orthodontic solutions at Hamilton Family Dentistry in Baltimore, MD.

Overbite Correction

Overbite is a common dental issue among both children and adults. It occurs when the size or shape of the jaw or teeth causes the upper teeth to protrude over the lower teeth. This can be due to a lack of space in the jaw area to accommodate the teeth.

If left unaddressed, overbite can cause teeth to become crooked and crowded, which may lead to further complications. Overbite is a type of malocclusion, which refers to an abnormal or imperfect contact between the upper and lower teeth. When the teeth are properly aligned, biting and chewing become easier.

However, if the teeth are misaligned, it can lead to problems such as worn enamel, cracked or broken teeth, jaw pain, and other symptoms. If you suspect your child is experiencing an overbite, we encourage you to contact our office to schedule an appointment as soon as possible.

Image of an overbite

Underbite Correction

An underbite can affect you at different stages in your life and can also be caused by multiple factors. While underbites are best treated while the jaw is still developing, many adults live with this type of misaligned jaw and suffer from TMJ, headaches, chronic pain, and more. If you believe you or your child is experiencing underbite, call our office to schedule an appointment today!

Crossbite Correction

Crossbite is a common dental issue that can affect both young people and adults. If left untreated, it can lead to a number of health problems, including headaches, jaw pain, and tooth decay.

A crossbite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not align properly, resulting in an irregular or rough contact between them. This misalignment can cause a variety of symptoms, such as worn enamel, cracked and broken teeth, and jaw misalignment.

If you or your child is experiencing crossbite, it’s essential to seek professional help. Our office is here to provide you with the necessary treatment. Please call us today to schedule an appointment.

close up of a mouth with a crossbite

Space Maintainers

Space maintainers are crucial for children who lose their baby teeth prematurely, serving to prevent potential dental problems by “holding space” for adult teeth to ensure they grow in correctly.

Premature tooth loss can be due to trauma, congenital defects, accidents, or decay, which can lead to adult teeth growing into incorrect positions and causing issues like overcrowding. Depending on the child’s specific situation, different types of space maintainers may be recommended by a pediatric orthodontist.

At Hamilton Family Dentistry, we specialize in providing these essential devices to ensure your child’s permanent teeth develop properly and maintain the intended alignment within their mouth.

Diagram of a mouth with space maintainers making space for a new tooth to grow in.

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Hamilton Family Dentistry

5810 Harford Road
Baltimore, MD 21214
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Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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(410) 426-8200