June 20th, 2015
As a specialist in orthodontics, we treat patients of all ages; not just teens and children. In fact, about 50% of our practice are adults who seek us out to improve their smile. We enjoy treating adults because many of them have waited years to have treatment. Some of our patients tell us that their parents could not afford braces when they were teens. They are now ready to take care of themselves and their appearance. We also have parents that begin treatment after we have treated their own kids. They tell us, "Now it is mommy's turn." For these reasons and more, treating adults is especially gratifying.
This patient required removal of two upper bicuspid teeth in order to align her teeth and improve her overbite. Her smile looks fuller after her treatment and there has been no flattening of her profile. Adult treatment requires more skills than treating just teens and children due to cessation of bone growth.
We have been treating adults in addition to teens and children for more than 20 years. Let us know if we can help you!
May 20th, 2015
I was fortunate to have this young man return to my office for a new retainer 7 years after I finished his case. Everything looks great and even better than they did when I finished him without removing any teeth in 2008! I continue to use Tip-Edge Braces on my patients for the best result.
December 4th, 2014
Here is a patient that I just completed with Invisalign. Recently, I started offering patients the technology of Propel in addition to Invisalign. Using the Propel device, I make micro-perforations in the bone around the most crowded teeth. This will create increased bone cell activity to allow faster tooth movement. This is not a drug but a stimulation of the bone around your teeth. This offers not only a faster treatment time but also will allow very rotated or crowded teeth to move a lot easier.
October 6th, 2012
I finished this young lady with Invisalign Teen. One of her chief complaints was her gummy smile. I definitely reduced it using Invisalign but needed a little more help. So I turned on my Radiosurgery unit and removed the remaining gingiva at the margin of her two upper central incisors. This procedure took 10 minutes with no bleeding . This was indeed the icing on the cake for her and I!