Below are 10 cases that represent only a tiny fraction of the types of cases that we treat. We hope you enjoy these cases!
Case 1: Large Overbite and Crowding, no extractions needed
Case 2: Crowding and "crossbite" (2 upper front teeth biting behind lower teeth), treated without tooth extractions
What a great change for her smile!
Case 3: Severe Overbite, Treated by Advancing the Lower Jaw without Surgery. We used a "Herbst" Appliance in addition to her braces to modify growth of the lower jaw into a more favorable position.
Case 4: Another severe overbite treated with a Herbst Appliance.
Case #5: Severe Crowding. This case required extractions of 4 "premolar" teeth; 2 on the top, 2 on the bottom
Case #6: This is another case with severe crowding that required extractions of 4 premolar teeth.
She absolutely loves her new smile!!
Case #7: "Phase I" This is a 9 year old boy, with a mixture of baby teeth and permanent teeth. While it is too early to start a full and comprehensive phase of braces at this stage of development, he needed early intervention treatment with braces to bring his front teeth together so he could bite. This early treatment probably saved him a very invasive jaw surgery later in life.
Case #8: Another phase I, with a mixture of baby and permanent teeth. She had a "crossbite" of a front tooth (an upper front tooth is biting behind a lower front tooth) that needed early correction.
Case #9: This is a difficult case that very potentially needed jaw surgery to correct. However, with a very compliant patient we were able to achieve a great result without the need for surgery.
Case #10: This is a case of a severely impacted upper canine tooth. As you can see in the x-rays, the canine tooth is located in the base of the patient's nose. The photo of the teeth on the left shows the space where the tooth should go. As an aside, this patient had been told previously that this canine tooth had to be extracted and that it couldn't be delivered into position. We took that as a challenge!
We did a CT scan in order to gain a better understanding of how this canine was positioned and to determine how best to deliver this tooth into proper position. The CT scan also aided the oral surgeon who uncovered this tooth for us.
These are the final photos and x-ray after orthodontic treatment showing the canine in excellent position.