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My Problem



Frequently Asked Questions

Oftentimes, patients are referred for a problem, but don’t really know why. Below is a brief list of common problems. Bite problems can result from dental problems and/or skeletal problems. Dr. Renick will evaluate the bite at your consult appointment to make the diagnosis and help you understand what needs to be done to correct it. A “malocclusion” simply means the bite is not correct. Many people have many questions and this will be an evergrowing page. If you don’t see your question or answer below, drop us a line at and we’ll add it to the list! Educating our patients about their issues is one of our main goals.

What is Spacing?

Spacing can be caused by abnormal flaring of the teeth, tooth size problems (peg laterals or missing teeth), or frena. A diastema is a fancy word for a space between the two front teeth. This is sometime caused by a piece of tissue called a frenum extending between the teeth where it doesn’t belong. Spacing can also be caused by a bad bite which is causing the teeth to hit traumatically.

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