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Why might I need orthodontic treatment from Whitehouse Dental?

15th September 2022

Orthodontics Richmond

The way your teeth look can have a huge impact on how confident you feel when out with friends and loved ones. The truth is that things like an uneven smile or gaps between teeth are incredibly common and can easily be solved by seeing a Richmond Orthodontist. But how do you know whether braces are the right solution for you? 

Orthodontics at Whitehouse Dental

When it comes to your smile, we take what we do here at Whitehouse Dental incredibly seriously, and we’re proud of the great reputation we’ve built over the years as one of the most trusted Richmond Orthodontists around. Part of our dedication to patient care is to ensure there is a wide range of treatment options on offer, to suit a host of different needs – and our orthodontic solutions offer just that.

From traditional fixed braces to more discreet options, including The Inman aligner Richmond, Invisible braces Richmond and Invisalign Richmond, we offer orthodontic options for both adults and children who are unhappy with the appearance of their teeth.

There is a range of reasons why you might need to come to us for orthodontic help, but we’re confident that whatever your problem, our patient-focused, professional and warm approach will put you at ease from the moment you step through our door.

What problems can Richmond Orthodontics help with?

Orthodontics can help solve a huge range of issues, many of which extend beyond purely the way your smile looks. In fact, braces can help to improve things like speech, eating and oral hygiene and offer many additional benefits that make them a worthwhile option to consider.

But if you’re unsure whether braces are the right route to go down, it can be difficult to know where to begin. To help, let’s take a look at the most common issues that Richmond Orthodontists can help with:


Do your teeth slot into place when you close your mouth? If not, then you might have a crossbite. Crossbites can be minor, or more severe and occur when the top and bottom teeth are misaligned when the mouth is closed shut. If left, it can impact the health of your teeth as it can lead to excessive wear on specific teeth.


If your front top teeth protrude over your bottom set of teeth, then you might have an overbite. This misalignment of the teeth is known as malocclusion, and it can be unavoidable, although there are some habits such as thumb-sucking or overuse of a pacifier that can cause it to occur or become worse.


Your bottom set of teeth protruding over your top set means you probably have an underbite, and again, this can range in severity. If an underbite is left untreated, it can lead to the teeth becoming worn down and additional stress being placed on the jaw.

Gapped teeth

Gapped teeth can be a slight gap between teeth, or perhaps a larger gap between the front teeth which is much more apparent. This is usually not an issue to the health of your teeth, but some patients want to close the gap in their smile using Richmond Orthodontics.

Crowded teeth 

This is a common issue that can occur when your teeth have simply run out of room to grow through, and therefore new teeth coming in lead to your other teeth becoming pushed together. This can mean teeth become severely misaligned, and this can then come with its own set of issues and make everyday hygiene less manageable.

Enhancing your smile with Whitehouse Dental

If you’re unhappy with your smile, whether it’s because of one of the issues mentioned here, or for another reason, we can help. As an award-winning dental practice with years of experience, we’re confident that no matter what your dental issues are, we have the skills and expertise to help you create your dream smile.

To find out more about us or any of our Richmond Orthodontics, get in touch with us today.

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