Common Problems

Orthodontic Specialists
of Dallas

Joe D. Jacobs, D.M.D., M.S.D.
Monte K. Collins, D.D.S., M.S.D.

7859 Walnut Hill Lane
Suite 275
Dallas, TX 75230
Maps & Directions

Phone: 214-361-4528
Fax:     214-361-4560


211 W 10th St,
Dallas, TX 75208
Neighborhood: Oak Cliff
Maps & Directions

Phone: 214-946-3663

Office Hours

Mon. - Wed. : 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Thursday : 9:00 am – 5:00 pm


Orthodontic Specialists in Dallas Tx

At Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas, our team of highly trained doctors is committed to delivering you a perfect smile from the moment you’re first evaluated until your orthodontic treatment is complete. Our team of orthodontic specialists, which includes Dr. Joe D. Jacobs, Dr. Monte K. Collins, and Dr. Chad J. Capps know firsthand that a beautiful, healthy smile can have a huge impact on your self-esteem and outlook of the world. There are numerous oral abnormalities that orthodontic treatment can remedy. Some of the most common problems treated using orthodontics are outlined below.

Common Orthodontic Problems

When a person has a jaw structure or teeth that fail to align properly, orthodontic treatment may be required to ensure ideal functionality and to straighten teeth into their correct positions. Bad bite problems, known in the orthodontic field as malocclusions, are known to cause abnormalities in speech, can act as a catalyst in premature wear of teeth an tooth enamel, and - if left untreated - can even increase the chance of injuring your teeth and/or jaw joints. The most common orthodontic problems include:

  • Underbite: The lower front teeth rest in front of the upper front teeth - characterized by the lower jaw extending out.
  • Spacing: Can be the result of missing teeth and/or a cosmetic/aesthetic problem.
  • Upper Front Teeth Protrusion: This malocclusion will impact the functionality of your teeth – characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth failing to extend far enough forward.
  • Crowding: A result of teeth lacking room to erupt from the gums. Crowding is corrected with expansion to avoid tooth extraction.
  • Crossbite: The upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth. Known to cause misaligned jaw growth and tooth stratification.
  • Overbite: The upper front teeth extend too far forward over the lower front teeth. Extreme cases involve the lower front teeth biting into the roof of the mouth.
  • Openbite: The upper and lower front teeth fail to overlap. This impacts functionality of teeth and can lead to bad habits such as tongue thrusting.
  • Mismatched Dental Midlines: The back bite fails to fit and match properly leading to misaligned jaw growth.

Contact the Orthodontic Specialists of Dallas Today!

If you believe you are suffering from one of the common orthodontic problems listed above, or from something not listed, please call us today to schedule an orthodontic evaluation. A healthy bite will have a positive impact on many facets of your life. Contact us online or call us at our Oak Cliff office at 214-946-3663 or our Dallas office on N. Central Expressway at 214-361-4528. We hope to see you soon!