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Our teeth are almost never perfect. At Frey Orthodontics, we'll recommend a comprehensive treatment plan designed to solve your case just for you.

Today's treatment plans feature a lot of great solutions for common problems patients have.

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Teeth Crowding

This happens when there’s occurs when there isn’t enough space in your dental arch to accommodate all your teeth. Crowding is characterized by teeth that are pushed out of the dental arch or overlapped.

Anterior Openbite

This is when your front teeth don’t touch. It can be caused by habits like thumb-sucking or tongue thrusting, or it can be the result of a poor jaw relationship.

Deep Overbite

This is when your front teeth excessively overlap your lower teeth. If your deep bite is too excessive, it can traumatize your palate and/or your teeth.

Missing Lateral Incisors

Missing maxillary lateral incisors is a common problem some people are born with. We can replace this missing tooth with a canine in the lateral incisor’s space or using a prosthetic tooth.


This is when your lower front teeth are in front of the upper front teeth. This can happen when your lower teeth shift in front of your upper teeth, or from the lower jaw being too far forward of the upper jaw.

Teeth Spacing

Your teeth can have space between them because of extra space in your dental arch, small teeth, or missing teeth. You can usually close this space only with orthodontic treatment. If you have excessive space, we’ll need to work together with your dentist.


This is when your upper front teeth are excessively in front of your lower front teeth. An overbite can be caused by the lower jaw being too far back or the upper jaw is too far forward.