Unformatted text preview: of the front teeth. iii. Deepbite (upper front teeth cover the lower teeth) - Excessive wear of the front teeth and gum and bone damage behind the upper front teeth. iv. Openbite (upper and lower teeth don't meet in front) - Eating problems, speech problems, and excessive wear of those teeth which do meet; unattractive. v. Crossbite (upper jaw is too narrow, so lower jaw swings to one side to allow the teeth to mesh) - Biting and chewing difficulties. vi. Spacing (missing teeth or wide dental arch and small teeth) - Unattractive and allows teeth to shift out of position. vii. Overjet (protruded front teeth) - Unattractive and prone to damage....
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- Spring '11