West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936  |  Wellington: (561) 536-5556
West Palm Beach: (561) 693-6936
Wellington: (561) 536-5556

Common Problems

Crowding of the Teeth

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Before

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After

Patient started treatment at age eleven and wore braces for twenty-six months. He loves his new smile.


Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

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Before

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After

Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age thirteen. She had braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue, for twenty-eight months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.


Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

Before

After

This adult patient (age twenty-five) required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.


Missing lateral incisors

Before

After

This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for twenty months to move the teeth into the correct position, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.


Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth.

Before

After

Patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After thirty months of treatment starting at age thirty-two, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.


Spacing of teeth

Before

After

Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in twenty-four months. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.


Overbite: Protruding front teeth

Before

After

At age ten, patient had a severe overbite with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously; the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age thirteen, she was proudly displaying her new smile.


Non-braces treatment

Before

After

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.


Phase-One

Before

After

Patient’s parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and they touched the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After twenty months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient’s appearance and dental function was vastly improved.

West Palm Beach
Office Hours

Monday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Tuesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Wednesday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Clerical Only
Thursday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Friday:
9:00am - 4:00pm
Emergencies and
Clerical Only
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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Wellington
Office Hours

Monday:
Closed
Tuesday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Wednesday:
8:00am - 5:00pm
Thursday:
1:00pm - 6:00pm
Friday:
Closed
Saturday:
Closed
Sunday:
Closed

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