Common Orthodontic Issues

Crowding of Teeth

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This patient began with teeth that were situated too close together. He began treatment at 11 and continued for 26 months. Now, he has a smile that is healthy and attractive.

Open Bite

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As a result of thumb sucking as a child, this girl developed an open bite. Her treatment began when she was 13 and she used both braces and a crib to move her teeth and retrain her tongue. After 28 months, her open bite was resolved.

Deep Overbite

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This patient received treatment as an adult. Due to the significance of the overbite, he required surgery as well as appliances. After two years, his deep overbite has been fully corrected.

Missing Lateral Incisors

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This patient lacked lateral incisors from birth. By wearing braces for 20 months, her teeth were moved into a better location and then bridges were used to replace the missing teeth.

Underbite

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This patient began her treatment at age 32, after her lifelong underbite began causing jaw discomfort and uneven wearing of the teeth. Treatment took 30 months but now she can chew and speak with greater ease and has eliminated her jaw pain.

Excessive Spacing

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This patient has excessive spacing between his teeth that he wished to correct for cosmetic reasons. We used braces to close the spaces, taking 24 months to do so. He now used fixed retainers to keep the teeth in place.

Overjet

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This patient began treatment at age ten to correct her top teeth protruding far beyond the bottom teeth. We broke her treatment up into two phases for the best possible results. The first phase focused on guiding jaw growth while the second moved her teeth into their ideal position. Her treatment was finished by age 13[Note: there were two more items after this but they were so vague that I could not figure out how to rewrite them.].

Non-braces treatment

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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.

Phase One

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This boy’s parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patient’s appearance and dental function were vastly improved.