Common Orthodontic Issues
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Crowding of the Teeth
Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his
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
Deep Overbite – Lower Teeth Bite into Palate
This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.
Missing Lateral Incisors
This patient’s upper 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.
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. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.
Overjet – Protruding Front Teeth
At age ten, 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.
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