3 Types of Issues Braces Can Fix

If you’re unhappy with how your teeth come together in your mouth, you may want to consider braces. 

Most people think of braces as an option to straighten teeth, but that isn’t all they can do. Braces have a high success rate when used for 3 specific dental problems. Here are the 3 issues braces can fix:


Braces are often used to realign overcrowded teeth. When teeth crowd each other, it can cause tight alignment, crooked growth, sensitivity, and pain.

Braces help gradually realign your teeth to get them into their proper position. Your dentist will make incremental changes to your braces to help align your teeth properly and reduce crowding over time.

Misaligned Teeth

Misaligned teeth are the most common issue that braces can fix. Braces are the perfect solution to bringing teeth back into alignment to create a straight smile.

Braces can also make your bite stronger and improve the way your teeth feel in your mouth.

Furthermore, straight teeth are easier to keep clean, reducing the risk of excessive plaque buildup.

Bite Issues

Braces can fix bite issues like overbites, underbites, and open bites. An overbite happens when the top of the jaw extends too far over the lower jaw.

An underbite is the opposite, with the lower jaw extending beyond the upper jaw. An open bite is when there is too much space between the top and bottom row of teeth, creating an opening.

All three of these issues can be addressed by using braces to get everything aligned properly. Braces can help you achieve a normal bite, improving jaw function and confidence.


Braces can fix a variety of dental issues and give you a better-looking smile. They can also help make your teeth work better and feel better, so you have fewer dental issues later.

Contact us at Fleming Orthodontics if you think you could benefit from braces. Our friendly staff will answer all your questions.

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Dr. Patty Fleming