Alvarez Orthodontics

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Common Treatments


Comprehensive Treatment

 

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anterior crossbite (underbite) anterior crossbite (underbite)

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An anterior crossbite (underbite) of dental origin causing gum recession of lower front teeth. This patient was treated with a full set of braces over 21 months.  Notice the improvement in the gum levels of the lower front teeth after correction of the crossbite.

 

dental spacesdental spaces

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Generalized dental spaces with a thick muscle attachment between the upper two front teeth (upper frenum).  Treatment involved full braces over 30 months.  A frenectomy was recommended to relieve the strong muscle attachment in order to help keep the space closed.

 

extra overjet and deep bite extra overjet and deep bite

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Before

 This patient had extra overjet and deep bite where the top front teeth protruded beyond the bottom front teeth and the lower front teeth virtually disappears behind the top teeth and actually hit the palate.  Full braces over 25 months were needed to correct both the excessive overbite and overjet.

 

crowding crowding

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Severe crowding of the top and bottom teeth, corrected with full braces and extractions of four adult teeth. The treatment lasted 36 months.

 

overbite and overjet overbite and overjet

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 This patient had excess overbite and overjet, as well as anterior and posterior crossbites and dental crowding.  He was treated with full braces and a palatal expander over a 24 month period.

 

crowding and a single tooth crossbite crowding and a single tooth crossbite

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 This patient was concerned with crowding and a single tooth crossbite in the front.  The treatment was full braces (no extractions) over 25 months.

 

crossbite crossbite

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 The patient had crowding with a posterior crossbite due to a narrow upper jaw.  This malocclusion was corrected with full braces and a palatal expander, with treatment lasted 22 months. 

 

overjet and anterior openbite overjet and anterior openbite

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 The excessive overjet and anterior openbite due to a severely underdeveloped lower jaw and poor jaw growth.   This patient underwent a combination of braces as well as a top and bottom jaw surgery in order to improve function and esthetics.   Treatment lasted 26 months.

 

deep overbite deep overbite

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A deep overbite due to the top front teeth being too low.   The excessive overbite and other orthodontic problems were corrected with full braces over a 23 month period.

 

severe crowding severe crowding

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The patient had severe crowding and there was no room for the top canines to erupt. Extractions of four permanent teeth were needed to create adequate space for the correction.  Treatment lasted 23 months and was complete with full braces.

 

severe crowding severe crowding

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This patient had severe crowding and dental protrusion.  There was an anterior openbite where the front teeth are not touching.  Extractions of four permanent teeth helped create the room the braces needed to do their job.  Treatment time was 28 months.

 

excessive overjet excessive overjet

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The patient had excessive overjet, protruding top and bottom front teeth, severe crowding and an underdeveloped lower jaw.  This was a very complicated treatment that required not only a full set of braces but also extractions of four permanent teeth as well as jaw surgery. Treatment time was 32 months.

 

deep overbite deep overbite

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 The patient had an  impacted top left permanent canine, deep overbite, undersized upper lateral incisors and crooked bite.  All of those dental/orthodontic problems were corrected with braces over 33 months.  The impacted tooth had to be surgically uncovered in order to be able to bring it down into the arch.  The undersized incisors were restored to an appropriate size with composite resin.  

 

crowding crowding

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 This patient had crowding with not enough room for the canines to erupt.  The correction was achieved with full braces over 33 months. No extractions were necessary.  

 

born without permanent lateral incisors born without permanent lateral incisors

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 The patient was born without permanent lateral incisors.  Spaces were created to replace the two missing teeth with bonded bridges.  This treatment lasted 20 month.  

 

front teeth are not touching front teeth are not touching

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Top and bottom front teeth are not touching due to a thumb sucking habit.  By using a thumb sucking appliance the habit was eliminated which allowed for a spontaneous correction of the openbite.  

 

Phase I Treatment

Phase I treatment Phase I treatment

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 This patient has a posterior crossbite on the right side due to a narrow upper jaw that causes the lower jaw to shift to the right.  Phase I treatment included a palatal expander and braces on the top front teeth. This treatment lasted 12 months.  

 

Phase I treatment Phase I treatment

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  Anterior and posterior crossbite (underbite) of skeletal origin caused by a narrow and small upper jaw.  This 8 year old was treated with a Rapid Palatal Expander, Maxillary Protraction Headgear and brackets on the top front teeth.  His developmental (Phase I) treatment lasted 18 months  

 

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