Common Treatments

Crowding of the teeth

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After

This patient began braces at age 11. After 26 months, he loves his new bright and confident smile!

 

Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

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Before

After

After sucking her thumb as a young child, this patient began braces at 13. She was also prescribed a special appliance, called a crib, to retain her tongue. After 28 months, she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

 

Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

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Before

After

This patient, age 25, required both braces and a jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. This problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

 

Missing lateral incisors

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Before

After

This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She wore braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, and the missing teeth were replaced with bonded “Maryland” bridges.

 

Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth.

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Before

After

This patient’s severe underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and was resulting in excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After approximately 30 months of treatment, she finds smiling and chewing much easier.

 

Spacing of teeth

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Before

After

This patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal smile in 24 months. A special glued-in retainer continues to help keep the spaces closed.

 

Overjet: Protruding front teeth

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Before

After

At age ten, this patient had a big overjet with her top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. Her treatment plan first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously. Then, aligned her teeth and bite. By age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

 

Non-braces treatment

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After

Braces are not always necessary for improving teeth alignment. At age seven, this patient had a problem of crowding of the lower front teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth resulting in the permanent incisors aligned on their own within nine months.

 

Phase One

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After

The parents of this eight-year-old patient were concerned about the aesthetics and health of the erupting front permanent teeth. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, the upper front teeth were also displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase One treatment with an expander and partial braces, this patient’s appearance and dental functions were improved considerably.