COMMON ORTHODONTIC ISSUES
At ten years old, the patient had a significant overjet, with the upper teeth protruding beyond the lower ones. The treatment involved two phases. The first phase encouraged harmonious jaw growth, while the second phase aligned her teeth and bite. By the age of 13, she proudly displayed her new smile.
Braces aren't always necessary for noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. In this case, the patient's lower permanent teeth were crowded at age seven. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth, and surprisingly, the permanent incisors aligned on their own within nine months.
At the age of eight, the patient's parents brought him to the orthodontist with concerns about both aesthetics and the health of his erupting permanent teeth. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, while the upper front teeth were significantly displaced from their normal positions. A 12-month Phase-One treatment was initiated, involving an expander and partial braces. The treatment resulted in a significant improvement in the patient's appearance and dental function.