Common Problems

Common Problems That Lead To Orthodontic Treatment

McDaniel Orthodontics is your best option for a Chattanooga orthodontist. With additional offices conveniently located in Cleveland and Jasper, TN, our expert staff is ready and waiting to fix your common dental problems with braces, Invisalign, or one of our other many treatment options and give you that perfect smile.


An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.


Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.


The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.


The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.

Dental Midlines not Matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

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If you are experiencing any of these dental problems, you can count on your Chattanooga orthodontist to come to your rescue, creating that beautiful smile that you deserve. We welcome your questions about any of these issues or how our braces or Cleveland Invisalign treatments can help transform these challenges into a new you. Please reach out to one of our experienced doctors using our Contact Us page anytime. We are waiting in our Chattanooga, Cleveland and Jasper offices to serve you.