We can employ our orthodontic techniques to correct a broad variety of dental alignment issues. The specific treatment method and the length of the treatment are based upon a number of factors that are unique to you. Ultimately, regardless of the dental condition that troubles you, our goal is to provide you with a more attractive smile and a more functionally sound bite relationship.
Below, we have listed a few of the most commonly reported orthodontic conditions and treatments:
Braces can be used to correct teeth that are crowded together or overlapped.
If the upper and lower front teeth do not come together during biting, the condition is typically caused by thumb-sucking or tongue-thrusting, both of which can be corrected with orthodontic appliances.
If the bottom front teeth bite into the roof of the mouth, the condition can be corrected with a combination of braces and jaw surgery.
The lateral incisors can sometimes fail to develop from birth. We can use braces to bring the neighboring teeth together or to create space for an artificial tooth replacement.
Underbite or Crossbite
When the lower front teeth are positioned in front of the upper teeth, you may experience jaw problems and excessively worn teeth. Braces and/or jaw surgery can help to produce the correct bite relationship.
Spaces or gaps between the teeth can be closed with braces and then secured with a long-term retainer.
Strategically-timed orthodontic treatments can correct the position of teeth that stick out too far, often referred to as ‘buck teeth’. When this treatment is initiated in children, we can improve the harmony and growth of the upper and lower jaws while also aligning the teeth.
Parents who are concerned about the health and the appearance of their young child’s teeth may elect to initiate the first phase of orthodontic treatment which can include palatal expanders and/or partial braces.
According to the dental conditions that you have been diagnosed with, there are numerous treatment options which may be available to you. From conventional braces, to retainers and clear aligners, each option serves a specific purpose. Dr. Fleming has the knowledge and experience to consider all of the available possibilities, taking your age, jaw imbalances, the size of the teeth, and even the shape of your face into consideration. Our team knows what to use and when, and we will work together with you to achieve orthodontic success– your very best smile!