Crowding of the teeth
This patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.
Lateral Open bite - back teeth do not touch
This patient started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance — called a tongue crib — to retrain the tongue, for 24 months. Now her back teeth touch!
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
This patient required braces to correct his severe overbite.
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, and then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
This patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 30 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.
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. Special permanent retainers help keep the spaces closed.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
At age 10, this patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second 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 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 in crossbite (in front) of the upper , and the upper front teeth were displaced from their normal positions adn spaced. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, this patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.
Clear Aligners - Anterior open bite
Clear Aligners - Crowding
This patient was concerned with the crowding, especially the front teeth that were behind his bottom teeth. With clear aligners, we were able to relieve the crowding and give the patient the esthetic smile they always wanted without braces!