Do all children really need two sets of braces?

Do all children really need two sets of braces?

Most children only need one set of braces once all their permanent teeth are present. However, a small percentage of children do need two sets of braces. Treating some problems early will reduce the need for more invasive treatments later on. Early treatment, or two-phase treatment, can also eliminate challenges that would become worse if left alone. These challenges may include – extracting permanent teeth, damage to permanent teeth, asymmetrical growth, impacted teeth (teeth that are stuck in bone), and damage to delicate gum... Read More
Is Orthodontic Treatment Right For You?

Is Orthodontic Treatment Right For You?

Is It Time For Orthodontic Treatment? Do you have questions about orthodontic treatment and wonder if braces or Invisalign will work for you? This is the perfect time to find out. Every day, more and more people are turning to orthodontics than ever before for a variety of... Read More
Class II

Class II

Class II problems represent abnormal bite relationships in which the upper jaw and teeth project ahead of the lower jaw called “overjet”. Class II patients usually exhibit a convex facial profile with a deficient chin prominence. Typically, a Class II problem is inherited and results in a shorter than normal lower jaw. Other factors, such as persistent thumbsucking can aggravate these problems. Correction of this disorder generally requires influencing facial growth to bring the upper and lower jaws and teeth into their proper... Read More
Class III

Class III

Class III problems are also primarily genetic in origin. In this instance, the lower jaw and teeth are displaced to the front of the upper jaw structures. Facially, the appearance may give the impression that the lower jaw is excessively large, but in many cases the lack of upper jaw development is at... Read More
Crossbite

Crossbite

Posterior crossbites usually result from a constricted upper jaw or unusually wide lower jaw. A narrow upper jaw will often force a patient to move their lower jaw forward or to the side when closing into a stable bite. When closed into this accommodated position, the lower teeth are located outside the upper teeth. This posturing may result in an incorrect functional position of the lower jaw with accompanying facial... Read More