Common problems

Common problems

Orthoville Westmount is proud to offer high quality orthodontic services in a relaxing and comfortable environment. With decades spent as a trusted orthodontist in the Montreal, QC area, Dr. Sheldon Dorfman, now with Dr. John Scalia by his side, offers treatment for a wide variety of orthodontic problems and concerns.

Upper Front Teeth Protrusion

This type of bite impacts the function and appearance of your teeth. An upper front teeth protrusion means that your front teeth either extend too far forward or your lower teeth don’t extend far enough.


An overbite is when the upper front teeth extend out over the lower front teeth. This can cause a problem of your lower front teeth biting into the roof of your mouth.


This is when the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth. This can cause misaligned jaw growth and tooth stratification.


An openbite is when the upper and lower teeth don’t overlap. This type of bite can impact proper chewing and cause a number of other unwanted habits, such as tongue thrusting.


When teeth don’t have enough room to erupt from the gums, this will cause crowding. Crowding can be fixed through expansion, which can make tooth extraction unnecessary.


Spacing is essentially the opposite of crowding. This is when there are sizable gaps between your teeth. Spacing problems can either be a minor cosmetic issue or it may be caused by missing teeth.

Unmatched Dental Midlines

This is caused when the back bite doesn’t match and fit appropriately. This can harm jaw and proper dental function.

Contact us

If you have any of these problems, we encourage you to schedule an appointment by giving us a call at (514) 482-6743. If you have further questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to meeting you and address any concern or treatment you may require.