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Wright Orthodontics dedicates its efforts to treating orthodontic problems for local residents so that everyone can have a beautiful and bright smile.

As an experienced and well-known orthodontist, Dr. Wright has successfully treated many Atlanta and Marietta, GA patients for dental issues involving oral bone structures, mostly teeth and jaws. The following are the most common problems we address at Wright Orthodontics:

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

With this issue, the upper front teeth extend forward or the lower teeth do not extend far enough.

Overbite

An overbite exists when the top front teeth jut out over the bottom teeth. Depending on the extent, the bottom teeth can cut into the roof of the mouth.

Crossbite

A crossbite causes one or more upper teeth to be reversed whether over or behind the lower teeth. Crossbites can cause other problems such as tooth stratification or misaligned jaw growth.

Openbite

With an openbite, all of the front teeth are forced forward to the point that they do not touch each other even with a closed mouth. This impacts several oral issues including chewing, tongue thrusting, and even lisping.

Crowding

When teeth are crowded, there is not enough room for them to come through the gums.

Spacing

For some patients, their teeth are spread widely apart because of missing teeth or simply because there is more room along the gums than necessary.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

This issue occurs when the midlines of the upper and lower teeth do not match. It typically happens when the back bite does not fit as it should and affects jaw and accurate dental function.

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Dr. Wright is a leading orthodontist who understands that each patient has unique needs and desires. He has improved the lives of and given a bright smile to many people in and around Atlanta and Marietta. He and his staff are committed to helping you get the smile you have always wanted whether you are a child, a teenager, or even an adult. Call us today at 404-507-2078 (Atlanta Office) or 770-648-2835 (Marietta Office) for your free consultation!

Written by Wright Orthodontics March 7, 2014