Crowding of the teeth

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After

The patient started treatment at age 11 and his treatment with braces lasted for 26 months. He loves his new and improved smile.

 

Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

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After

Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She began treatment at age 13. Her treatment lasted for 28 months and consisted of braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue. Now her bite is so precise, she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

 

Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

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After

This 25-year-old patient’s treatment took two years to complete and consisted of braces. Jaw surgery was also completed to correct his severe overbite. His overbite could have been corrected without surgery if he completed early treatment.

 

Missing lateral incisors

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After

This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. Her treatment consisted of braces for 20 months to shift the teeth into their correct positions. Once the treatment with braces was completed, the missing teeth were replaced with bonded “Maryland” bridges.

 

Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth.

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After

This 32-year-old patient suffered from jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth due to her underbite. After about 30 months of treatment, she is now able to chew and smile with ease.

 

Spacing of teeth

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After

Patient wanted to close the gaps between his teeth. With the help of braces, the spaces between his teeth were closed in 24 months. Now, special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed without affecting his lifestyle.

 

Overjet: Protruding front teeth

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After

At age ten, this patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom and began phase 1 of her two-phase treatment. The first phase helped guide her jaws to grow more harmoniously while the second phase-aligned her teeth and bite. By age 13, her treatment was completed and she was proudly displaying her new smile.

 

Non-braces treatment

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After

Depending on the case, sometimes braces are not required to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first evaluated at age seven and diagnosed with 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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After

At age 8, the patient’s parents brought him in for a consultation expressing concern about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate while the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment which involved an expander and partial braces, the patient’s appearance and dental function were both vastly improved.