Orthodontic 1 - Before
In this case, the front four top teeth are in a crossbite, meaning they appear behind the front four bottom teeth. The other issue is that the position of the cuspid, or canine tooth, needs correction.
Orthodontic 1 - After
Through the use of fixed appliances and 24 months of braces, all of the issues were corrected. The front four top teeth now appear in front of the front four bottom teeth and the cuspid has been brought back into proper alignment and it is now a functional tooth.
Orthodontic 2 - Before
In this case, the cuspid on the right side of the photograph is sticking out and the tooth next to it is behind the front tooth. The bottom teeth are also out of alignment.
Orthodontic 2 - After
Fixed braces were placed and results were achieved in 18 months. All of the teeth are now in proper alignment and are fully functional.
Orthodontic 3 - Before
This is an example of a crossbite in a child. The two center teeth on top should be in front of the two center teeth on the bottom, but in this case they are behind them.
Orthodontic 3 - After
Fixed braces were applied and the crossbite was corrected in 6 months.
Orthodontic 4 - Before
This case involved the front top teeth overlapping the front lower teeth too much, which caused the front lip to protrude. This is evident in the top photo, in which you can barely see the lower teeth. In the lower photo, you can see how the angulation of the front teeth is excessive.
Orthodontic 4 - After
After about 18 months of treatment, the top teeth have been moved back and up. In the top photo, you can see more of the bottom teeth and the alignment of the teeth looks appropriate. In the bottom photo, you can see that the angulation issue has been resolved. The result was a confident and happy patient.
*Disclaimer: Results may vary in individual cases.