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Before and After

Crowding of the teeth

crowding of the teeth before

Patient started treatment at age eleven and wore braces for 18 months. He loves his new smile.

Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

open bite before

Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age thirteen. She had braces for 12 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

deep overbite before

This adult patient (age 35) required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking 18 months.

Missing lateral incisors

missing lateral incisors before

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 15 months to move the teeth into the correct position, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.

Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

underbite before

Patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After 12 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

Spacing of teeth

spacing of teeth before

Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 14 months.

Overbite: Protruding front teeth

overbite before

At age 12, patient had a big overbite with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. Her treatment helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and aligned her teeth and bite. At age thirteen, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

Non-braces treatment

non braces treatment before

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. No treatment was rendered. We chose only to monitor the patient's development until the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months, as growth progressed.

Phase I treatment

phase 1 before

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 they touched the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After nine months of Phase I treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.

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