Types of Orthodontic Treatments
Also known as malocclusion. Treatment for crowding may reduce tooth decay and gum disease and will improve the look and appeal of your smile.
Open Bite Treatment
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 Treatment
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. Patients can also experience over jet, which 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 a congenital condition where the top jaw is ahead of the bottom jaw.
Teeth Spacing Treatment
Spaces (or Gaps) between your teeth are known as distemas. 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.
Under Bite Treatment
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.
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 permanent tooth or teeth, you may become less confident in your smile and your bite and other teeth begin to shift.
Early or Phase One Treatment
Phase One Treatment, if necessary, is usually initiated on children between the ages of seven and 10, and it usually lasts 12-21 months. The primary objective for Phase One Treatment is to address significant problems to prevent them from becoming more severe with time—and to improve self-esteem and self-image.