Bite Correction & Orthodontics


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You don’t have to settle for poorly aligned teeth.
Bite Correction and Orthodontics are possible at any age.

Bite Correction & Orthodontics

  If you have issues like headaches and jaw pain, you might need to have your bite checked. Adjustments to your bite can help relieve the discomfort. For bite corrections & orthodontics, Dr. Parr specializes in correcting these problems, many times without any invasive procedures.

Orthodontics is a dentistry specialty that addresses the diagnosis, prevention, and correction of mal-positioned teeth and jaws, and misaligned bite patterns. It may also address the modification of facial growth, known as dentofacial orthopedics. Abnormal alignment of the teeth and jaws is very common.

Orthodontics bite correction appliance using Invisalign
Braces-Ortho wire braces shown

Various Bite Conditions

Overbite of teeth


The upper teeth extend out past the lower teeth and they overlap when biting down. This can cause the front teeth to grind against each other as you chew.

underbite of teeth


The lower teeth extend past the upper teeth and overlap them. While many of the issues are the same as the overbite, a protuding lip is more noticeable. An underbite may affect a person’s speech.

Open Bite example of teeth

Open bite

When the mouth is closed, the front teeth do not meet up. This leaves a gap between the upper and lower teeth, which makes it a more difficult bite to correct.  

Crowding-teeth example


This occurs when your teeth are pushed together, often due to the narrowness of your upper jaw or how your teeth came in to begin with. In comparison to other malocclusions, it is usually not that difficult to treat.  

Diastema close-up of teeth


This occurs when there are large gaps between the teeth. It can usually be corrected by using dental composites, braces or crowns.

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