COMMON ORTHODONTIC ISSUES
CROWDING OF THE TEETH
The patient began treatment when he was 11 years old and wore braces for 26 months. The treatment has made him to adore his new grin.
This is seen mainly in older adult patients. Braces and jaw surgery are required to repair significant overbite, which can take months to give results, depending on the complexity of the issue.
The lateral incisors of many people remain absent from birth. Hence, this is needed to straighten the teeth, and subsequently, to replace the lost teeth.
Underbite issues can cause jaw joint discomfort, and might produce excess wear patterns on the teeth. Relevant treatments can make smiling and chewing considerably easier. The duration of the procedure depends on the age of the patient and complexity of the issue.
The spaces between the teeth might bother a patient. In just 24 months, braces can correct the gaps and provide excellent bite. The spaces are kept closed with the help of special cemented retainers.
The patient might have a large overjet at 10 years old, with the top teeth extending beyond the bottom. Orthodontists first straightened the teeth, while the second treatment helped jaws grow more smoothly. As a result, this will help to showcase the new smile at the age of thirteen.
Braces are not always required to provide notable changes in teeth alignment. For example, if crowding of the lower permanent teeth is noticed at a very young age, then the patient might not require braces. The surrounding baby teeth can be reduced in width, and the permanent incisors gets aligned on their own, nine months after the treatment.
When a child is taken to the orthodontist, their parents might be concerned about the aesthetics and the health of the emerging permanent teeth. In case, the upper front teeth are displaced from their usual locations, while the lower front teeth are crowded and contacted the palate, the orthodontist might suggest the Phase-One Treatment. After 12 months of the treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patient’s aesthetics and dental function can be dramatically improved.