Alec Elchahal Orthodontic Group

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What Are Common Problems

Crowding of the teeth

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Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 18 months. The crowding was corrected by expansion as to avoid teeth removal.  He loves his new smile.

 

Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

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Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces for 20 months. Now that she has perfect contact, she can bite her sandwich with ease.

 

Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

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This adult patient, age 25, required braces to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem was corrected in 12 appointments.

 

Missing lateral incisors

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This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with implants.  

 

Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth.

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Patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 18 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

 

Spacing of teeth

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Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 12 months. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.

 

Overjet: Protruding front teeth

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At age ten, patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

 

Non-braces treatment

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Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.

 

Phase One

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Patient's parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when he was first evaluated at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance and dental function were vastly improved.