Crowding of the teeth
This patient started treatment at the age of 11 and wore braces for 26 months. Now he loves his new smile!
Open bite - Front teeth don't touch
This patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and wore a special appliance to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now that her front teeth touch, she can even bite the lettuce out of a sandwich!
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated earlier, when he was a teenager.
Missing lateral incisors
This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions. The missing teeth were then replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
This adult patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wearing of her teeth. After about 30 months of treatment, she no longer has these problems and enjoys smiling!
Spacing of teeth
This patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 24 months. Retainers keep his teeth in place.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
At the age of ten, this patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding far beyond her bottom teeth. She had two phases of treatment. The first phase helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second phase aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile!
Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.
This patient's parents were concerned about both the appearance and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at the age of eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After just 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, this patient's appearance and dental function were greatly improved.
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