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ORTHODONTICS
  • crowding

    Not enough room in the arch for the teeth to fit.

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  • spacing

    Gaps between the teeth.

  • missing teeth

    Teeth either did not form or needed to be taken out due to decay or other problems.

  • Incorrect Angulation

    A tooth is tipped in the wrong direction.

  • Excessive Overjet

    Commonly referred to as overbite. The top front teeth are too far in front of the lower front teeth.

  • Anterior Crossbite

    The top front teeth cross inside or behind the lower teeth. Sometimes referred to as an underbite.

  • deepbite

    The top front teeth overlap the bottom front teeth up and down more than they should.

  • Posterior Crossbite

    The top side teeth cross inside of the lower teeth. Normally the top teeth are wider than the bottom teeth all the way around.

  • Scissors Bite

    The top side teeth are so much wider than the bottom that the teeth don`t touch in a functional chewing position.

  • Lingual Braces

    Lingual braces are ideal for those who want the effects of braces, but are apprehensive about showing a mouthful of orthodontic work to the world.

    Unlike standard brackets, which are mass-produced, lingual braces require a custom-made bracket for each tooth. For this reason, the first step is to create a mold of your teeth. Brackets are made based on this mold, then set in wax and placed in a small plastic applicator. This applicator ensures that the brackets remain aligned, as they will be pressed into place, not individually cemented. When the time for application comes, cement is applied to the back of each bracket and the entire set is pressed into place. Once the cement sets the applicator is broken off and the brackets will remain in place.

    The last step is to install an arch wire on the back of the teeth. This wire is shaped in the ideal position of your teeth. Once it has been threaded through the brackets, the wire tries to shift back into its original position, pulling your teeth into place as it does so. Lingual braces can be worn on the top and bottom teeth. Because the bottom teeth are generally less visible anyway, a popular combination is to have lingual braces on the top teeth and clear (ceramic or sapphire) braces on the bottom.

  • invisalign

    WHAT IS INVISALIGN?

    Invisalign is the invisible way to straighten your teeth without braces. Invisalign uses a series of clear, nearly undetectable, removable aligners to straighten your teeth without metal wires or brackets. It has been proven effective in clinical research and in orthodontic practices nationwide.

    HOW DOES INVISALIGN WORK?

    You wear each set of aligners for about 2 weeks, removing them only to eat, drink, brush, and floss. As you replace each aligner with the next in the series, your teeth will move - little by little, week by week - until they have straightened to the final position your doctor has prescribed. You'll visit us about once every 6 weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.

    Total treatment time averages 9-15 months and the average number of aligners worn during treatment is between 18 and 30, but both will vary from case to case.

    WHY INVISALIGN?

    Invisalign can help you get the great smile you have always wanted because Invisalign is:

    1. Invisible, so no one can tell you're straightening your teeth. Now you can smile proudly during treatment as well as after.

    2. Removable, so you can eat and drink what you want while in treatment. In addition, it makes brushing and flossing a cinch!

    3. Comfortable, because it has no metal to cause mouth abrasions during treatment. And no metal and wires usually means you spend less time in your doctor's office getting adjustments.

    BONUS: Invisalign also allows you to view your own virtual treatment plan when you start, so you can see how your straight teeth will look when your treatment is complete!

    HOW DO I START?

    In order to know whether Invisalign will work for you, contact us and schedule an appointment for a consultation. During the consultation, we will further inform you on the technique, how it works, and if it is the right choice of treatment for you. Cost varies depending on the severity of your case and the length of treatment

  • types of brackets

    Several kinds of orthodontic braces can be used to reposition teeth. Damon brackets and ceramic brackets are two of the most popular types of dental braces. Patients can choose from ceramic braces, plastic ( clear braces), or stainless steel ( metal braces). Stainless steel is a practical material, and the most common, but ceramic or plastic can be used for cosmetic purposes.

    Before you decide on a method of treatment, you should always check with your orthodontist to find out what kinds of orthodontic braces are offered, and what dental insurance plans are accepted.

    Damon Brackets
    One modern advancement in the practice of orthodontics is the Damon bracket. It was invented by a dentist named Damon Dwight. The Damon bracket uses a "sliding-door" technology called "self-ligation." It allows the wire to slide back and forth inside the bracket. This innovation causes less friction and is more comfortable for the patient. Also, Damon brackets reduce the orthodontic treatment time and number of adjustments.

    Ceramic "Tooth Colored" Brackets
    Ceramic braces utilize less noticeable brackets for patients concerned about the appearance of their smile. Ceramic brackets are translucent, so they blend in with your natural tooth color. This means that unlike traditional stainless metal braces, ceramic braces won’t make your smile look "metallic." In addition, ceramic braces are designed so that they won’t stain or discolor over long periods of time.

    Clear Braces
    Some dental offices offer clear braces. The brackets are made of pure monocrystalline sapphire, which makes the clear braces practically see-through - except for the arch wire. The closest thing to invisible braces currently available is Invisalign®. The patented Invisalign® trays straighten teeth effectively, yet are virtually unnoticeable.

    Metal Braces
    Generally the most economical option, traditional metal braces may also be required for those needing extensive realignment.

    Metal Gold Plated Metal Braces
    Same as traditional metal dental braces, but made of gold-plated steel. There are no advantages to using gold over steel, except from the cosmetic appeal.

  • What age should my child have an orthodontic evaluation?

    We recommend that every child have an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven. Early detection and treatment gives your child the edge: a much better chance for natural and normal development. By working with the natural growth instead of against it, we can prevent problems from becoming worse, and give your child a lifetime of healthy smiles!

    Early treatment should be initiated for:

    • Habits such as tongue thrusting and thumb sucking
    • A constricted airway due to swollen adenoids or tonsils
    • Mouth breathing or snoring problems
    • A bad bite
    • Bone problems (i.e. narrow or underdeveloped jaws)
    • Space maintenance (for missing teeth).
  • Why it is important to have orthodontic treatment at a young age?

    The main reason for parents' seeking early orthodontic treatment is the unpleasant appearance of teeth. Other reasons comprise of dentists' recommendation and the poor facial profile. Of these, dental "overjet" (protrusive maxillary incisors) malalignment has been the most significant predictor of whether a kid might be ridiculed in school. Therefore, modern orthodontic intervention increasingly focuses on the overjet problem for these youngsters.

    While the parents seek early orthodontic treatment mainly for improving their children's dental aesthetics, dentists and orthodontists recommend braces for the young children on the basis of clinical dental status. Their objectives for advising early orthodontic treatment are:

    • Reduce the total treatment time
    • Prevent relapse (reverse to the original condition
    • Receive better result
    • Support in speech therapy
    • Avoid future surgical intervention
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