ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT: DENTAL CROWDING

Crowding or overlap of permanent teeth happens when the size of the permanent teeth exceeds the length the jaw bone that is going to support the teeth. Naturally, there should be gaps between the primary teeth in the front to allow for the wider permanent front teeth to have sufficient space to erupt. In the back of the mouth, the primary molars are often wider than the permanent premolars that replace them. However, when there is a mismatch between the size of teeth and the space available for them, the permanent teeth erupt in an incorrect position or in severe…

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EARLY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT – POSTERIOR CROSSBITE

A posterior crossbite is a condition where the upper and lower back teeth do not mesh together properly due to the narrow width of one arch compared to the other. The top left picture shows a buccal crossbite ("scissor bite") where the upper teeth are too far outside of the lower teeth and the chewing surfaces of the back teeth do not contact at all.The bottom left picture shows the most common presentation of a posterior crossbite. The upper jaw is narrow in width compared to the lower jaw and the upper back teeth sit closer towards the middle of…

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EARLY ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT – ANTERIOR CROSSBITE

I am excited to start discussing clinical cases and examples of orthodontic treatment. I will discuss the diagnosis of the cases and their treatment plans. I will also show the results from cases. I will be discussing various orthodontic issues in each of the blogs and will assemble a comprehensive treatment library for the reader to refer back to and learn from. Let's begin with early orthodontic treatment, specifically, anterior crossbites.If you find the below information useful and are interested in coming to ART Orthodontics for an orthodontics consultation, please click the link below to book your complimentary consultation online.…

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ORTHODONTIC BRACKETS (BRACES): HOW DO THEY WORK?

Orthodontic treatment involves attaching brackets (braces) and wires or Invisalign and attachments to teeth - but how do they move teeth? Here I explain the components of braces and clear aligners (e.g. Invisalign and Sure Smile) and the biological principles involved in tooth movement.If you find the below information useful and are interested in coming to ART Orthodontics for an orthodontics consultation, please click the link below to book your complimentary consultation online. Book Complimentary Consultation with Dr Khatami www.artorthodontics.com Here are three general bracket types. A tube bracket – on the left. A twin bracket in the middle. A…

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THE ORTHODONTIST: EXAM, DIAGNOSIS, AND TREATMENT PLAN

A comprehensive orthodontic exam is the most important aspect of your treatment. A comprehensive exam allows your orthodontist to diagnose all the problems that contribute to imbalances in bite and the jaw relationship and compromise your smile and facial proportions. A proper diagnosis is essential in developing a customized treatment plan that is aimed to address the specific issues with your smile and your bite and meet your expectations. Dr. Khatami dedicates all the time that is needed to listen to your concerns, to thoroughly evaluate your facial proportions and harmony, your jaw relationships, your nose, chin, and lip positions…

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INTRODUCTION TO ORTHODONTICS AND ORTHODONTIC TREATMENT

Welcome to ART Orthodontics slide series about orthodontics and dentofacial orthopedics. I am excited to introduce to you what orthodontics is, why have orthodontic treatment, and when should orthodontic treatment be done.I will be posting information regularly to discuss various components of what I do at ART Orthodontics.Please feel free to share and like these posts on Facebook and to visit my Website. You can also follow my slide series on Instagram.I look forward to seeing you at my office in Davie Florida. We welcome patients from Broward county, Palm Beach county, Miami Dade county, Davie, Cooper City, Plantation, Weston, Fort…

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