Orthodontics

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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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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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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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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Malocclusion — Class III

During the deve4opment 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. When the lower jaw is overdeveloped or the upper jaw is underdeveloped, the lower jaw protrudes beyond the upper jaw….

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Malocclusion — Class II, division II

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. When the lower jaw is under-     developed, or the upper jaw is overdeveloped, the lower jaw is positioned far back…

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Malocclusion — Class II, division I

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. When the lower jaw is under- developed, or the upper jaw is overdeveloped, the lower jaw is positioned far back…

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Malocclusion — Class I

During normal growth and development, the upper and lower jaws, along with the teeth, grow in harmony with each other. This results in facial symmetry and proper alignment of the jaw bones and teeth. The facial profile appears straight and normal.       Although the facial structures and jaw…

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