Every Smile Tells A Story
We provide many common treatments to help you achieve a winning smile!
This patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.
Open Bite: Front Teeth Don't Touch)
This patient sucked her thumb as a child and started treatment at 13. She had braces and a special appliance (called a crib) to retrain her 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 needed 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.
This patient's lateral incisors were missing at birth. She had braces for 20 months to move her teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.
Underbite: Lower Front Teeth Are in Front of the 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.
Spaced Out 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, 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.
Treatment Without Braces
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 touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.