Common Reasons for Braces

Common Reasons for Braces

RPDO provides treatment for all orthodontic problems. When you visit RPDO, we will carefully examine your teeth and supporting structures to determine your exact oral needs and create a treatment plan just for you. Please call us at 804-740-7281 to learn more about common orthodontic treatments and schedule your consultation with our experienced orthodontists.

We are committed to treating all of your orthodontic problems so you can reach a smile that is straighter, healthier, more functional, and more attractive. Some of the most common orthodontic problems we see at our office include the following:


In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth. This sometimes causes the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


An underbite occurs when the lower jaw extends out, resulting in the lower front teeth sitting in front of the upper front teeth

Open Bite

An open bite is characterized by upper and lower front teeth that do not overlap. This often causes problems with proper chewing, and it may also contribute to other unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.


In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This may result in excess wear of teeth and misaligned jaw growth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

In this type of bite, the upper teeth extend too far forward. This can impact both the appearance and function of the teeth.

Dental Midlines Not Matched

This orthodontic problem occurs when the back teeth do not fit and match correctly, and it may negatively impact the jaw and proper dental function.

To discover how our skilled orthodontists are able to treat these and other orthodontic problems, we invite you to contact us today!