One abnormal variation of the patient’s dentition, that can effect the occlusion, is supernumerary teeth or extra teeth. The etiology of supernumerary teeth is not known but it may be due to patient’s genetics in tooth bud formation.
Many people wonder how braces work? How do they move teeth with braces? Here is some information that will help you understand the mechanics of braces.
Having your braces removed is an exciting time. You’ve waited a long time and finally the time has arrived. Yay!! Some patients, before their braces are removed, will ask their friends about getting their braces off and their friends may – CONTINUE READING –
When an orthodontist performs an examination, they look at a variety of factors outside and inside the mouth. For instance, we look at jaw gowth and development, tooth eruption sequence, relationships when the patient bites down and many other factors. – CONTINUE READING –
It’s the weekend. Something just happened with your braces and it feels odd. Then you notice, a wire is poking your cheeks. Ouch. Orthodontic breakage is common and can happen at inconvenient times. Most orthodontic patients will have problems with their wires – CONTINUE READING –
What are these white spots on my teeth? A very common problem that can occur while a patient has braces is the formation of white spots during treatment. When the braces are removed, some patients will have unsightly white spots – CONTINUE READING –
During the course of orthodontic treatment, a patient with braces may have to wear elastic rubber bands to help with the correction of their malocclusion. Rubber bands come in different lengths and colors, and they place forces on the teeth and – CONTINUE READING –
Dental Ankylosis is an abnormal dental condition where there is a solid fixation of a tooth from a fusion of the root to the bone. Normally, around the roots of our teeth, there is gum tissue that is called the periodontal ligament. Inside the – CONTINUE READING –
Patients that develop sores in the corners of their mouth may have a condition called angular cheilitis. Angular Cheilitis is also known as angular stomatitis or perleche. Angular cheilitis is a bacterial or fungus infection of the corners of the mouth. – CONTINUE READING –
A part of orthodontic treatment that is exciting for patients is the colors of their braces. Braces come in a variety of colors from clear, pastel to bold. All the colors of the rainbow can be placed on your braces.