Braces are a common sight, but some patients may require the use of different appliances to ensure a healthy, functioning bite and smile. Orthodontic headgear may be used for patients who have discrepancies in how their upper and lower jaws have grown, resulting in a severe overbite or a deep bite. Patients wearing headgear will […]
Orthodontic Headgear Explained
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment?
Why are extractions needed during orthodontic treatment? Braces can correct a variety of orthodontic problems. One of the most common one is crowding of the teeth. This condition has multiple causes including a small mouth, narrow jaw bones, teeth that are too big, extra teeth in the mouth, teeth that didn’t grow straight down, and […]
What is the right age for braces?
What is the right age for braces? Even though there is no specific age to start treatment, it is recommended that a child sees an orthodontist as early as seven years of age. There are no strict guidelines on what can be corrected at that age but typically problems such as cross-bites (or narrow jaws), […]
Headgears and orthodontic treatment
Headgears and orthodontic treatment A common type of malocclusion, or improper bite, seen by orthodontists is a class II bite. It is characterized by the lower jaw being too far behind the upper jaw, the upper molars being positioned behind the lower molars, and too much space present between the upper and lower front teeth […]