If your child is dealing with complex orthodontic issues, it can be difficult to imagine what the results will look like when treatment is finished. These Before and After pictures will help you see for yourself the dramatic transformations Dr. Jesus Martinez can achieve using his skill and advanced orthodontic training.
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A narrow Maxilla (upper jaw) does not provide enough space for the eruption of permanent teeth, particularly the canines. By expanding the maxillary bone with a Palatal Expander during jaw development (Pre-Teens and Adolescents) we can widen the arch. When combining it with traditional braces, we can create space for the proper alignment of teeth.
Upper front teeth protrusion is one of the most common dental problems we see in our practice. The source of the problems relate to parafunctional habits, such as thumb-sucking, nail-biting, pacifier-sucking, among others. In many cases, the pressure from the tongue while swallowing (Tongue Thrusting Habit) would also make the teeth protrude and create spaces between them, affecting the overall bite, its function and the smile. A good reason to correct them early in life is to avoid fractures, since protruding teeth are more prone to trauma during sports and outdoor activities.
Parafunctional habits can also affect the shape of the ...
Around age 6, children will start shedding their primary teeth in the front and a new permanent molar will erupt just behind their baby second molar. This is the ideal timing to evaluate and diagnose their bite and its development. When a permanent tooth forms out of place (ectopic) it may not help the deciduous tooth to exfoliate so it remains (over-retained) until extracted.
Early orthodontic intervention is necessary to eliminate imminent dental crowding during this stage. It may required the extraction of some primary teeth to create room for the erupting permanent teeth. In some cases, the extraction of a ...