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Treatment of Class III Malocclusion

In a Class III relationship, the lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw, causing the chin to be prominent. This jaw discrepancy can cause bite and jaw joint problems.           After Orthodontic treatment, the jaws are correctly positioned and the teeth have been placed in their…

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Treatment of Class II Malocclusion

In a Class II relationship the lower jaw is positioned far back from the upper jaw. These individuals may have a small chin. The jaw discrepancy may cause bite and jaw joint problems.         Once Orthodontic treatment has been performed, the teeth are repositioned and the jaw…

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Nightguard

A Nightguard is an appliance fabricated from acrylic to cover the biting surfaces of the teeth. Although nightguards can be soft or hard, and cover either the upper or lower teeth, their function is to prevent the biting surfaces of the teeth from coming into contact and thereby preventing grinding…

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Treatment of Class II — Bicuspid Extraction

In a Class II relationship, the lower jaw is positioned far back from the upper jaw. This jaw discrepancy may result in a small chin, and may also cause bite and jaw joint problems.             As a component of Orthodontic treatment, two of the bicuspid…

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Effects of Loss of Teeth — Side View

When we maintain our teeth, we also maintain the integrity of our facial structure. This middle aged gentleman has all his teeth and we can see how the muscles in his face are properly supported and his facial height (distance from chin to nose) appears normal.        …

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Treatment of Class I Malocclusion

In a Class I malocclusion, the jaws are correctly positioned, but the teeth may require treatment for problems such as: crowding, tipped teeth, rotated teeth, missing teeth, cross-bites or extra spacing. If left untreated, these conditions can lead to gum, bone and jaw joint problems. In this example, the upper…

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Veneers

Although the teeth have very few existing restorations, they are uneven and highly discolored, giving them an unaesthetic appearance.           The porcelain veneers placed on these teeth have created a beautiful natural smile. Since porcelain veneers are thin shells of porcelain requiring minimal tooth reduction, the…

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Effects of Loss of Teeth — Front View

When we maintain our teeth, we also maintain the integrity of our facial structure. This middle aged gentleman has all his teeth and we can see how the muscles in his face are properly supported arid his facial height (distance from chin to nose) appears normal.        …

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Maxillary Expansion — Mixed Dentition

During the development phase of the teeth and facial structures, the upper and lower jaws may grow at different rates resulting in an improper bite and incorrectly positioned jaw bones.         Orthodontic treatment may be performed to correct the discrepancy of the jaw bones while the individual…

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Bleaching of Teeth

Over time, teeth become discolored. This may be caused by foods we eat, and drinks such as coffee and tea. Teeth may also become yellowed with increasing age. If your teeth are yellow or discolored you may be a candidate for bleaching.           Bleaching can be…

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