February 25th, 2018
Orthodontic treatment may include retainers which are fixed or "permanent". These retainers give the best long term result to keep teeth from relapsing. In the art of Orthodontics retention is planned from the beginning of treatment and our patients receive anywhere from 2 to 4 types of retainers which may include removable and fixed retainers.
This case is an Invisalign patient that I treated incorporating the science and art required to achieve an optimum result. We worked closely with her dentist in preparation for new partial dentures.
September 23rd, 2017
Here is the story of three impacted canine teeth that Dr. Nirenblatt saved by bringing them carefully into the mouth. Somewhere along their journey to the mouth they got tired and could not travel anymore. Two were hiding in the upper jaw and one in the lower jaw. They all made it into the mouth safely without damaging any of the other teeth. He also helped close the large diastema (space) between the front teeth. Did you know that the upper canine teeth frequently become impacted because they are the last set of the front permanent to erupt and they have the longest journey to travel?
June 25th, 2017
Here is a teenager I treated with Tip-Edge braces and extraction of teeth including her compromised "steel crown". I treated her in 19 visits and closed the large molar space. We will keep her wisdom tooth #17 on that side. We achieved straight teeth, closure of her openbite and elimination of a lifetime of problems from a stainless steel crown.
June 9th, 2017
Anterior Open Bite is one of the most difficult malocclusions to correct in orthodontics. Many times orthodontics alone cannot correct this problem and jaw surgery along with braces is one option. However, many patients seek us out having been told that jaw surgery is the only option. We have successfully treated many patients without jaw surgery to correct or drastically improve their open bite with traditional braces or Invisalign. Here is one such patient who came to us for a second opinion regarding the non- jaw surgery option and asked if we could treat her with Invisalign alone. We did. Treatment time was 12 visits in 17 months.