Here at Drs. Scherr, Sheehy and Schwartz Orthodontics, we specialize in assisting patients with common problems that they may be experiencing.

There are various types of common problems that we assist with every single day. A malocclusion, or misaligned bite, can lead to gum/periodontal problems or pain in the jaw muscles or jaw joints. One type of malocclusion is when the upper teeth sit too far in front of the lower front teeth, resulting in an overbite or excessive tooth protrusion. Another malocclusion is an underbite, when the lower jaw and teeth extend out too far. This causes the bottom front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth. Having an underbite can cause difficulty biting into and chewing foods, as well as esthetic concerns.

Another issue can be crowding. This is when the teeth do not have sufficient room to erupt into proper alignment. This is the most common reason for braces. Crowding can cause your teeth to be crooked and misaligned and very difficult to clean.

These are just some of the common problems we treat. If you’d like to schedule an appointment, please don’t hesitate to contact us today. Call or text us at (516) 826-3336!