We treat patients for any kind of
malocclusion e.g. too little space for teeth,
crowding, protrusive upper teeth, crossbites,
overbites, spaces between teeth, missing teeth,
impacted teeth and incorrect bites.
An evaluation at age 7 is recommended, especially if the problems are obvious or there is a family history of orthodontics treatment. Not many children need orthodontic treatment at this early age but in some cases we treat with partial fixed appliances (braces) or a removable plate, which can be an active plate aligning teeth or a functional plate to manipulate the growth of the jaws or stop habits like thumb sucking. In the case of the patient in the photo, we treated a crossbite:
Full Fixed orthodontic appliances,
normally referred to as BRACES will align all the
permanent teeth and can be of the:
Never too old, and you will not be sorry that you made the effort. Many smiles can be improved regardless of age. If possible and if preferred we recommend the clear or invisible inside kind of braces for adults.
Gummy smiles can often be improved with a simple botox injection method. The Smile line can be improved by up to 5mm. In addition some patients also visit us to soften frowning lines etc.
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