Crowding of the teeth
Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.
Open bite - Front teeth don't touch
Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
This adult patient, age 25, required surgical orthodontics to correct his severe overbite and improve his facial profile, with treatment taking two years.
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, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
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
Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 24 months.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
At age ten, patient had a large overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.
Patient's parents brought their child to the orthodontist at age eight for an initial consult. They were concerned about the potential trauma risk of the patient's protruding upper front teeth as well as the patient's self-esteem in regard to his smile. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, the upper front teeth were extremely displaced out in front of their normal positions, and the upper jaw was skeletally narrow causing a crossbite. After 12 months of Phase-One (specific early) treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance, self-confidence, and dental function were vastly improved. Phase-One goals were achieved, and the patient will be ready for Phase-Two (full upper and lower braces with straightening and bite correction of all adult teeth) once all remaining primary (baby) teeth fall out.
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