Treatment for Orthodontic Issues

Do you or your child need to see our orthodontist? In many cases, your dentist may be the first one to recognize that there is a problem, or you may become aware of a need for treatment on your own. Dr. Richard Risinger can address a number of different orthodontic issues in Glastonbury, Connecticut, and you can call 860-633-8321 for your appointment at Risinger Orthodontics.

Some people do not go through with orthodontic treatment because they believe their problems are either not serious enough to warrant treatment or would not be worth the cost of treatment. If you have noticed a problem with your jaw or bite, please do not hesitate to contact us about treatment! The earlier we address whatever issue is plaguing you, the earlier you can enjoy a comfortable and healthy smile again.

The benefits of orthodontic treatment, even for seemingly simple procedures, cannot be overstated. Orthodontic treatment does so much more than simply giving you a beautiful smile; it also helps you to eat, speak and take care of your teeth properly. A properly-aligned smile brings with it numerous benefits which can make your life more comfortable and enjoyable.

Allowing small problems to go untreated can lead to larger issues down the road. Orthodontic treatment takes time to work, but the same goes for orthodontic issues. Left untreated, problems will either stay as they are or, as is often the case, gradually get worse and worse until simple treatments can no longer deal with them. Do not wait for that to happen. Meet with our orthodontist for a consultation today!

We are committed to treating all of your orthodontic problems so you can achieve a smile that is straighter, healthier, more functional and more attractive. Some of the most common orthodontic problems we see at our office include the following:


In an overbite, the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth. This sometimes causes the lower front teeth to bite into the roof of the mouth.


An underbite occurs when the lower jaw extends out, resulting in the lower front teeth sitting in front of the upper front teeth.

Open Bite

An open bite is characterized by upper and lower front teeth that do not overlap. This often causes problems with proper chewing and may also contribute to other unwanted habits like tongue thrusting.


In a crossbite, the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This may result in tooth stratification and misaligned jaw growth.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

In this type of bite, the upper teeth extend too far forward, or the lower front teeth do not extend far enough forward. This can impact both the appearance and function of the teeth.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

This orthodontic problem is caused when the back bite does not fit and match correctly. It may negatively impact the jaw and proper dental function.

To discover how our skilled orthodontist and team are able to treat these and other orthodontic problems, we invite you to contact us today!