Common Problems

At Lunsford McCaffrey Orthodontics, we make it our goal to provide you with the best care when you’re looking for orthodontics in the Boynton Beach area. Dr. Lunsford, Dr. McCaffrey, and the experienced team are committed to making sure that each and every one of our patients are able to attain the straight and healthy smile that they’ve always desired. We’re able to accomplish this by offering a wide variety of orthodontic treatments, including braces and Invisalign, in our West Palm Beach office. Here are some of the orthodontic problems our orthodontist is capable of treating.

Common Orthodontic Problems



If the upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth when you bite down, this is what’s known as a crossbite. It’s best to correct crossbites early because they can cause biting and chewing issues.



If you have a dental arch that’s small or if you have large teeth, you may be suffering from crowding. Crowding can lead to impacted teeth, bite problems, and an undesirable appearance. Crowding can also sometimes cause the bone and gums over the teeth to recede and become thin.

Deep Bite

A deep bite occurs when the lower front teeth bite too close to your upper teeth or directly into your gums. This can cause discomfort, wear down your incisors, and sometimes even damage the bone behind your upper teeth.

Open Bite


If the upper teeth and lower teeth don’t touch, then this is what’s known as an open bite. Open bites will put all of the pressure on the back teeth when you chew. This can make chewing less efficient and also cause excessive wear on the back teeth.

Overjet or Protruding Upper Teeth


Overjets occur when your upper teeth stick out too far forward from the lower front teeth. This can cause problems with the biting of your back teeth and also make your upper teeth more prone to injury. An Overjet may also indicate an unevenness in jaw growth when the lower jaw is shorter than the upper jaw.



Spacing is the opposite of crowding and it occurs when you have missing teeth, small teeth, or a dental arch that’s particularly wide. Spacing issues can result in teeth that are unappealing aesthetically.

Underbite or Protruding Lower Jaw


An underbite is a malocclusion in which the lower jaw extends out farther than the upper jaw. This problem will cause the lower teeth to sit in front of the upper teeth and will sometimes result in a crossbite.

Contact Your West Palm Beach Area Orthodontic Specialists

If you happen to have any of these common orthodontic problems and you’re in need of orthodontic care around West Palm Beach, please feel free to fill out our appointment request form or give us a call at (561) 964-5200 to book an appointment with us. We’ve corrected many common orthodontic problems in patients of all ages with Invisalign or braces. Contact us to begin orthodontic treatment with the best orthodontist in West Palm Beach.