Common Problems


Orthodontic Problems Addressed by Our Evansville Orthodontist

Thank you for considering Cook Orthodontics, P.C. as your Evansville, IN orthodontic practice. Dr. Devon Cook is a leading family orthodontist that offers a variety of services designed to treat and correct the unique orthodontic conditions that we see in our patients of all ages. Regardless of how complex your orthodontic problem might be, we believe that everyone deserves the chance to achieve and maintain a healthy, beautiful smile that they can be proud of.

From his years spent perfecting smiles and jaw alignment of patients in Evansville and the surrounding communities, Dr. Cook has seen a variety of common orthodontic problems in patients prior to starting treatment. We offer different treatment options, like Invisalign® and In-Ovation clear braces; because specific types of orthodontic care best treat certain orthodontic conditions. We will recommend the treatment plan that will address your individual dental situation in the most effective and efficient manner. Learn more about these common problems below and see what Cook Orthodontics, P.C. can do to help solve them!


An underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending out, causing the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.


Spacing problems may be caused by missing teeth, or they may only be a cosmetic or aesthetic issue.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

The appearance and function of your teeth are impacted by this type of bite. It is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough forward.


Crowding occurs when teeth have insufficient room to erupt from the gum. Crowding can often be corrected by expansion, and many times, tooth removal can be avoided.


The upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth, which may cause tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.


The upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth, sometimes causing the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


Proper chewing is impacted by this type of bite, in which the upper and lower front teeth do not overlap. Openbite may cause a number of unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.

Dental Midlines not Matched

This type of problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match appropriately, which may negatively impact jaw and proper dental function.

Visit our Evansville Orthodontist

Dr. Cook offers high quality orthodontic treatments to correct the common orthodontic situations above for children, teens and adults alike. If you are interested in improving your smile or the smile of a family member, contact our Evansville orthodontic office and one of our team members will be happy to schedule your first visit. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!