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Established 1955

Welcome to our health education library. The information shared below is provided to you as an educational and informational source only and is not intended to replace a medical examination or consultation, or medical advice given to you by a physician or medical professional.

What conditions are corrected by braces?

One of the most common benefits of braces is correcting a bad bite. A bad bite, or malocclusion, is misalignment of teeth such that they do not mesh properly. When left uncorrected, malocclusion may cause the teeth to wear poorly over time. It can also affect the muscles supporting the jaw, leading to muscle pain, or weaken bone and gum support that can result in loss of teeth.

There are several types of malocclusion that braces can correct by forcing the teeth and jaws to align properly. These are:

  • Overbite: When the upper front teeth overlap too much with the lower front teeth
  • Openbite: When the upper and lower front teeth don't overlap at all
  • Overjet: When the front teeth protrude; this condition is often referred to as bucked teeth
  • Underbite: When the front teeth recede or sink in

Braces can also reposition crowded or loosely spaced teeth. Crowded teeth are prone to decay because they easily trap food particles, and are more difficult to brush and floss. Widely spaced teeth similarly allow food to be impacted within the spaces, and can lead to periodontal diseases. With braces, teeth can be straightened or repositioned to fill in gaps. In some cases, the orthodontist may recommend replacement work involving a bridge or tooth implant.

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Established 1955

John Lupini, DDS, MS, is the director of True Orthodontics, which specializes in early orthodontic treatment, teeth straightening, Invisalign alternatives, and treats children and adults. True Orthodontics serves all of the downriver communities including but not limited to Southeastern Michigan, Wayne County, Monroe County, Macomb County, Oakland County, Downriver, Trenton, Grosse Ile, Woodhaven, Trenton, Riverview, Wyandotte, Melvindale, Ecorse, River Rouge, Detroit, Taylor, Westland, Garden City, Lincoln Park, Allen Park, Dearborn, Dearborn Heights, Romulus, Belleville, Huron Township, Van Buren Township, Flat Rock, Rockwood, Gibraltar, Brownstown, Monroe, Frenchtown, Newport, Carleton, Southgate and surrounding communities.