“Bite” refers to the way upper and lower teeth come together. While each bite problem is unique, there are seven that are the most common.
Two-phase treatment means that treatment is done at two different times, often to take advantage of predictable stages of dental development.
One appliance is not inherently better than another. What is used for an individual’s correction will be based on the goals of treatment, and the patient’s lifestyle needs.
On the surface the DIY treatment seemed to be a quick, easy and inexpensive approach to close a gap. Unfortunately, the DIY treatment resulted a long-term, difficult and costly fix.
A deep bite is a malocclusion in which the upper front teeth excessively overlap the bottom front teeth when back teeth are closed. This is also called an overbite or closed bite.
A referral from the dentist might not happen if the dentist isn’t evaluating the bite. AAO orthodontists don’t require a referral from a dentist.
Whether you call the process “braces,” “orthodontics,” or simply straightening your teeth, these 7 facts about orthodontics may surprise you.
Change can be predictable, like the annual transformation of leaves. We can expect changes in our bodies, too – especially our teeth.
10 things you didn’t know about your teeth: A tooth can come in with a cavity and back teeth are called “molars.” Just to name a few.
Your dentist may even offer orthodontic services, leading you to assume that he/she is an orthodontist. But the truth is that putting aligners or braces on teeth does not make a doctor an orthodontist.