Conditions treated by Byron Okubo, Dr in Salt Lake City, UT


Crowding of teeth is where there is insufficient room for the normal complement of adult teeth.
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Open Bite

Openbite is when the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may be caused by unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking.
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Overbite refers to the extent of vertical overlap of the maxillary central incisors over the mandibular central incisors. Overbite does not refer to a lower jaw being too far behind the upper jaw (retrognathia) or a misalignment of the teeth. It is measured relative to the incisal ridges.
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Upper Front Tooth Protrusion

Upper front teeth that protrude beyond normal contact with the lower front teeth are prone to injury, often indicate a poor bite of the back teeth (molars), and may indicate an unevenness in jaw growth. Thumb and finger sucking habits can also cause a protrusion of the upper incisor teeth.
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Crossbite can involve a single tooth or a group of teeth. It can be classified in anterior or posterior and bilateral or unilateral.

An anterior cross bite can not be referred as negative overjet, and is typical of class III skeletal relations (prognathism).

Posterior crossbite is often correlated to a narrow maxilla and upper ...
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Dental Midline not Aligned

Dental Midline is a term that refers to the midsagittal line of maxillary and mandibular dental arches possessing teeth of ideal size, shape and position, when situated in maximum intercuspation. Each arch also possesses its own midline, which can be used to refer to the location of contact between the mesial surfaces of the central incisors.
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