Common Problems

At Hudson Orthodontics, we offer a variety of treatments to treat any orthodontic issue you may have. When your teeth or jaws don't fit together properly, you may experience sore teeth, speech difficulty, premature dental wear, and more. Braces and Invisalign can help to remedy these issues and give you a healthy, confident smile that will last a lifetime!


underbiteAn underbite is characterized by the lower jaw extending too far forward. This causes the lower front teeth to sit in front of the upper front teeth.


crossbiteA crossbite occurs when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. Patients frequently move their lower jaw forward or to the side to compensate.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

protrusionThis malocclusion is characterized by the upper teeth extending too far forward or the lower teeth not extending far enough. It can cause functional and aesthetic issues.


overbiteThis orthodontic issue is caused by the upper teeth extending too far forward. This can result in the lower teeth biting into the roof of the mouth.


crowdingOne of the most common issues, crowding occurs when the gums do not offer enough space for all teeth to erupt. This can lead to sore teeth and other dental issues due to difficulty brushing.


spacingSpacing refers to gaps between teeth. This may be caused by missing teeth or just the opposite of crowding.


openbiteProper 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 or thumb sucking. An early evaluation and intervention is essential in correcting an openbite.

Dental Midlines not Matched

midlinesThis malocclusion is when the midlines of each jaw do not line up. It can cause a sore jaw and dental function issues.

What If My Brace Breaks? What To Do In Orthodontic Emergencies

While most of our treatments are performed with regularly scheduled appointments, sometimes emergencies arise. These can include issues like broken braces, a broken bracket, an unusually sore jaw after a procedure or any other issue that can't wait to be addressed. If you have an emergency, please call us immediately at (256) 383-8736. Learn more about emergencies here.

Learn More From Your Muscle Shoals Orthodontist!

To learn more about the orthodontic issues you may be facing, schedule an appointment. Call (256) 383-8736 or fill out an appointment request today. Our office is located in Muscle Shoals, but we proudly serve the surrounding communities of Tuscumbia and Sheffield.