Many Are Unaware About Poor Dental Arrangement

Obviously normal looking dental arrangement

Side view of same patient –showing labial tilt of upper front teeth

This is the dental photograph of a college-girl who had come to me for getting dental fillings in two teeth with cavities. While doing fillings I notice that her dental occlusion is not normal. However, she is blissfully unaware of the problem.

When I say her dental occlusion is not normal, I mean to say her upper front teeth are labially placed as you can see in this photograph. There is increased overjet – in a way this term can be used loosely for labially placed teeth – when there is outward proclination, overjet is bound to increase.

Increased Overjet

What if she does not get any treatment done? – in this particular case, her esthetics is not that badly affected –otherwise, it is a big issue in majority of such “high teeth” ( in layman’s language, such teeth are called “high teeth”). However, such teeth obviously affect the functioning of front teeth because upper and lower teeth are not able to meet in proper position.

Next time when she comes to me for recall visit, I shall motivate her to get the orthodontic correction done for her labially placed upper teeth. In her case, correction will be a bit easier and speedier as the incisors have spaces in between them which would facilitate their movement backwards.


About drparveenchopra

Dr Parveen Chopra is Masters in Dental Surgery.. with 35 years of experience in dentistry. For trying his hand in health writing, he studied Communication for seven years. He is a blogger since 2007- he enjoys writing in conversational style.
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