Common Orthodontic Problems

Welcome to Loeb Orthodontics, where we recognize the importance of a beautiful, healthy smile! Dr. Allison Loeb and Dr. Robert Loeb, along with our staff, promise to work with our patients every step of the way to guarantee your orthodontic treatment is a rewarding experience. Using the latest technologies, our practice offers a variety of effective and gentle treatment options to accommodate each patient’s individual needs, including state-of-the-art treatment options including Invisalign, Invisalign Teen, clear braces and traditional metal braces.


In an underbite, the lower teeth and/or lower jaw extend forward, causing the lower front teeth to sit ahead of the upper front teeth.


Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, undersized teeth or dental habits. This may be more than simply a cosmetic issue.

Protrusion of Upper Front Teeth (Overjet)

Overjet is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward. It may be a tooth position problem or a problem of jaw relationship.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt into their proper place. Teeth may erupt out of alignment, overlapped by other teeth, or may be completely blocked from eruption into the mouth altogether (impaction). If possible, treatment can be most effective if diagnosed at an early age.


All upper teeth should sit outside the lower teeth. With a crossbite, one or more upper teeth may sit inside the lower teeth. This may cause tooth misalignment or improper jaw function and growth.


The upper front teeth excessively overlap the lower front teeth in a vertical direction, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite the gum tissue behind the upper front teeth.


Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not contact when biting. Openbites are often caused by tongue thrusting, thumb sucking, mouth breathing or severely enlarged tonsils.


The center lines (midlines) of the upper and lower teeth should match evenly. If not, it may be a sign that the back bite does not fit appropriately on either side, an indication of crowded or missing teeth or uneven sized teeth from one side of the mouth to the other.

At Loeb Orthodontics, Dr. Allison Loeb, Dr. Robert Loeb and our wonderful team are dedicated to you from the moment you walk into our office in Oakland, NJ. Our orthodontists are well-trained to treat patients who suffer from the various consequences of bad bites, such as speech difficulty, chewing problems, premature wear of tooth enamel and improper jaw alignment. These types of problems may not only cause harm to the body, but may make patients feel self-conscious towards others about their appearance. Fortunately, with today’s orthodontic advancements, bad bites can be easily fixed. Whether you live in Oakland, NJ or in a surrounding location such as Wayne, Wyckoff or Franklin Lakes, NJ, our orthodontic office is always available to help our patients with the common orthodontic problems described above.

Call Loeb Orthodontics Today!

If you are interested in enhancing your smile, call Loeb Orthodontics at (201) 337-3701. We are happy to assist you and discuss the many benefits of orthodontic treatment, as well as discovering the ideal treatment approach that best fits your lifestyle and budget.

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