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Kingston, ON  K7P 2X2
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An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but not the orthodontist. Apples should be avoided, as their hard texture may cause problems with your braces.
An apple a day may keep the doctor away, but not the orthodontist. Apples should be avoided, as their hard texture may cause problems with your braces.

 

Crowding

Patient GW –  11 years old, severe crowding, non-extraction, total treatment time – 24 months

This patient had very severe upper and lower crowding. His treatment required braces on the upper and lower teeth and an upper expansion appliance.  Extraction of permanent teeth were not required.

Before Treatment

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After Treatment

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Patient AT –  12 years old, severe crowding, non-extraction, total treatment time – 28 months

This patient had very severe upper and lower crowding. Notice the impacted eye teeth on the x-ray.  His treatment required braces on the upper and lower teeth and an upper expansion appliance.  Extraction of permanent teeth were not required.

Before Treatment

Right Occlusion crop  Anterior Occlusion crop  Left Occlusion crop

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After Treatment

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Patient GW –  11 years old, severe crowding, non-extraction, total treatment time – 22 months

This patient had very severe upper and lower crowding.  His treatment required braces on the upper and lower teeth and an upper expansion appliance.  Extraction of permanent teeth were not required.

Before Treatment

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After Treatment

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Crossbites (upper teeth are inside the lower teeth)

Crossbites occur when the upper teeth are inside the lower teeth whether it is just one tooth or several and can occur in the front or back of the mouth.  Crossbites create a bite relationship that can cause damage to the teeth and gums.  A crossbite relationship can also cause the upper and lower jaws to grow improperly.  A crossbite should be corrected as soon as possible taking into account other bite relationships, patient age and compliance.  The longer that a crossbite is left the more difficult and costly the treatment.

Patient CN –  8 years old, anterior crossbite, treatment time – six months

She was a very cooperative patient.  Braces were only needed on the front four teeth and one back tooth on each side.

                     Before Treatment                                                                                             

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                    After Treatment

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 Patient GK –  10 years 6 months old, anterior crossbite, total treatment time – 15 months

She also only required braces placed on her four front teeth and one back tooth on each side. Unfortunately we saw this patient quite late.   By the time that the crossbite was corrected she was almost ready for full orthodontic treatment to correct the impacted upper permanent canine teeth.

                       Before Treatment                                                                                       

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                         After Treatment

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 Patient SV –  13 years 4 months old, anterior crossbite, total treatment time – 27 months

The crossbite was well established when treatment began.  There is already some recession on the lower anterior teeth due to the constant forward trauma from the upper teeth.  The crossbite was quite locked in and took time to correct.  When treatment was completed the recession along the lower front teeth was improving.

               Before Treatment

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               After Treatment

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