Gain your confidence back with the orthodontics of Dr. Silversmith and staff. You'll love showing off your pearly whites after we correct the underlying problems with your smile. Check out the photos below to see what we have done for other patients.
A. Bite Ramp - An 8 year old boy with a history of trauma that led to an avulsed primary, baby, tooth developed a crossbite of the upper permanent tooth. A removeable "bite ramp" was worn to bring the upper front tooth forward in 6 weeks with continuous wear.
B. Brackets - Another way to treat a upper permanent tooth that grew in behind the lower tooth, as in this case, is with braces to align the upper front teeth. The lower teeth also were aligned without the placement of braces, just by correction of the upper teeth.
A. The 13 year old teenager in this case had front teeth that leaned back and in toward the middle of the mouth which could lead to excessive wear of the permanent teeth.
B. This 11 year old had severe crowding and a space between her upper front teeth because of a thick frenum. The teeth were aligned and all the spaces closed.
C. The adult here had a crossbite of the lower right canine, a lower midline shifted to the right, and poor alignment of the upper teeth. She was treated using a combination of clear, removeable aligners, Invisalign , on the upper teeth and braces for the lower teeth.
D. Adults can be treated at any age, as seen here to correct an open bite and a space near the gingiva (gums) which was due to the shape of the upper front teeth.
This 7 year old girl had spacing of her upper permanent teeth and a blocked out lower permanent tooth that would not erupt. Braces were used to close the upper space and make space for the unerupted tooth.
Crossbite of the back teeth should be corrected as soon as possible because they are often associated with a shift of the lower jaw that could lead to a growth problem and negative changes in the jaw joint, TMJ.