common orthodontic treatments in nashville
Crowding of the teeth
Crowding of the Teeth: This treatment addresses the overlapping and misalignment of teeth, often due to limited space in the dental arch.
Open bite - Front teeth don't touch
Open Bite: A condition where the front teeth do not touch when the jaws are closed. The treatment aims to close this gap, ensuring proper bite function.
Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate
Deep Overbite: The lower front teeth excessively overlap with the upper front teeth, sometimes biting into the palate. Treatment corrects this overlap to create a balanced bite.
Missing lateral incisors
Missing Lateral Incisors: Addresses the congenital absence or loss of lateral incisors, either by moving adjacent teeth or using prosthetics like “Maryland” bridges.
Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
Underbite: Characterized by the lower front teeth protruding beyond the upper front teeth. The treatment aims to realign the jaws and teeth to achieve a balanced bite.
Spacing of teeth
Spacing of Teeth: Treatment focuses on closing noticeable gaps between teeth, leading to a more uniform and aesthetic smile.
Overjet - Protruding front teeth
Overjet: A condition where the upper front teeth extend significantly forward over the lower front teeth. Treatment aims to realign these teeth and reduce the protrusion.
Non-Braces Treatment: Some dental misalignments can be corrected without braces. For instance, minor crowding can be addressed by adjusting the width of adjacent teeth.
Phase-One: An early intervention treatment for children, addressing potential orthodontic issues before they become more complex. It can include expanders, partial braces, and other appliances to guide jaw and teeth development.