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COMMON ORTHODONTIC ISSUES

Crowded teeth

This patient began orthodontic treatment at age 11 and wore orthodontic braces for 26 months. He loves his new, beautiful smile.

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Crowded teeth treatment in Cary, NC

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Crowded teeth treatment in Cary, NC, before and after

Open bite - Front teeth don't touch

As a young child, this patient sucked her thumb, leading to her orthodontic issue. She started orthodontic treatment for open bites at the age of 13. She had braces and a special orthodontic appliance — known as a crib — to retrain the tongue for 28 months. Now she can easily bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

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orthodontic care for open bites in Cary, NC

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Open bite treatment in Cary, NC, before and after

Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into the palate

This adult patient, age 25, required corrective jaw surgery and braces to fix his severe overbite, with orthodontic treatment taking 24 months. His orthodontic issue could have been corrected without needing corrective surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

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Orthodontic care for deep overbites in Cary, NC

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Deep overbite before and after treatment in Cary, NC

Missing lateral incisors

This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to fix her teeth alignment issues and move the teeth into the right places. Then, we replaced her missing teeth with bonded “Maryland” bridges.

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Orthodontic treatment in Cary, NC, for missing lateral incisors

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Missing lateral incisors before and after treatment in Cary, NC

Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

This patient had underbites that caused her to experience jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 30 months of orthodontic treatment, starting at age 32, she now finds chewing and smiling much easier.

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Orthodontic care in Cary, NC, for underbites

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Underbites treatment in Cary, NC, before and after

Gapped teeth

This patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. He had orthodontic braces, which closed the gaps and gave him an ideal bite within 24 months of treatment. He also had special glued-in retainers that help keep the spaces closed.

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Orthodontic treatment in Cary, NC, for gapped teeth

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gapped teeth treatment in Cary, NC, before and after

Overjet - Protruding front teeth

At age ten, this patient had a big overjet with her top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two-phase orthodontic treatment. The phase one treatment helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously, and the second phase treatment aligned her teeth and bites. At age 13, she could display her new smile with pride.

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orthodontic care in Cary, NC, for protruding front teeth

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orthodontic treatment in Cary for overjet before and after

Non-braces treatment

Sometimes you don’t require braces to get noticeable improvements in your tooth alignment. At age 7, this patient visited our orthodontic office in Cary, NC, to fix his crowded lower permanent teeth. We performed a procedure to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.

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non-braces orthodontic treatment in Cary, NC

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Non-braces treatment in Cary, NC, before and after

Phase-One

This patient’s parents were concerned about the health and aesthetics of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist in Cary, NC, at age eight. His lower front teeth were crowded and touching his palate, and his upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After undergoing Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces for 12 months, the patient’s dental function and appearance were vastly improved.

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Phase-one treatment in Cary, NC

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Phase-one treatment in Cary before and after

Give us a call today to learn more about common orthodontic issues or schedule an orthodontic treatment in Cary, NC.

Myobrace in Cary, NC

Myobrace is a preventive, pre-orthodontic treatment for children ages 5-15, some adults may qualify. This treatment can help avoid the need for braces in the future!

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