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Early Orthodontic Treatment

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Why early orthodontic treatment?

Early braces are occasionally done on 8-9 year old patients in order to alleviate severe bone and tooth crowding situations. Early braces are also used to improve the cosmetics and self-esteem of a younger individual who may be subject to humiliation by classmates.

The early protocol is typically 12 months of bone widening, tooth alignment and generating space for crowded adult teeth that may otherwise be extracted in the teenage years. The goal is to achieve an adult dentition that is treated in a non-extraction form of treatment. After the completion of early treatment, the patient is placed in a two-year retention phase. Then around age 12 or 13 a second phase of treatment will be necessary. This two phase treatment is still considered full treatment but is broken down into two stages over a period of years.

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Early evaluation provides both timely detection of problems and greater opportunity for more effective treatment.

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Early interceptive orthodontics allows for bone manipulation at a young age which results in better bone balance and bone base coordination without having to compromise the skeletal bases or perform surgical treatment in the adult years.

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A Palatal Expander is an appliance that fits into the roof of your mouth to widen your palate to improve the way your upper and lower jaws fit together. This gives your teeth more space and helps improve your bite.

Adult Orthodontic Treatment

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Adult Surgical Orthodontics – The left picture reveals severe mandibular shortness. The right picture was taken after treatment with a combination of braces and lower jaw surgery. The patient's skeletal bases are balanced which allows for a proper occlusion and a much more appropriate facial profile.

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Adult Non-Surgical Orthodontics – Orthodontic treatment at later stages in life can dramatically improve your personal appearance and self-esteem. Improving the health of your teeth and gums is equally important. Crooked teeth and a bad bite can contribute to gum and bone loss, tooth decay, abnormal wear of the tooth enamel and surfaces, headaches and jaw joint (TMJ/TMD) pain.

Overbite Treatment

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Orthodontic treatment of severe overbite.

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Tooth Impaction – An impacted tooth is a tooth that fails to fully pass through the gums.

Invisalign® Treatment

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Invisalign uses 3-D computer technology to straighten teeth with a series of customized, removable appliances called aligners.