COMMON ORTHODONTIC TREATMENTS
Crowding of the Teeth
Also known as malocclusion. Treatment for a crowding may reduce tooth decay and improve the look and appeal of your smile.
Open bites happen when a patient puts strain on the alignment of their teeth, usually while they are young. There are many reasons for this such as thumb sucking or pencil chewing.
Over Bite (Deep Bite)
An over bite is a dental condition where the top teeth overlap the bottom teeth more than what is necessary. It is a common condition and fortunately it is relatively easy to correct.
An under bite is a dental condition where the bottom teeth overlap the top teeth more than what is necessary. Like over bites, under bites are common and relatively easy to treat if diagnosed early.
Missing Teeth/Small Teeth
It is important to have missing teeth in your smile corrected. Your teeth allow your bite to remain stable and allow you to smile confidently. Once you lose a tooth or teeth, you may become less confident in your smile and your bite and other teeth begin to shift.
Space (or Gaps) between your teeth are known as diastemas. They most commonly occur between the front top two teeth. There are many treatments available to fix space between a patient’s teeth to boost the confidence in their smile.
Overjet is a condition where the top incisors are ahead of the bottom incisors, or vice versa. There are many reasons a patient may develop an overjet such as teeth crowding, thumb sucking, or congenital condition where the top jaw is ahead of the bottom jaw.
Phase One Orthodontic Treatment
It is recommended to have children treated by the age of 7. Early treatment for children provides the best orthodontic results later in life. Children which undergo Phase One orthodontic treatment have better results when they complete Phase Two treatment and braces.