The most cumbersome part of orthodontic treatment is over. The orthodontist will then create a custom retainer. During the planning phase, we will provide an exact diagnosis. You'll learn what to expect and we'll take the time to discuss options and make decisions about future phases.
The third and final level of orthodontic treatment includes aesthetics, bite alignment, and jaw alignment. This comprehensive approach includes the evaluation of all oral and maxillofacial structures, including the airway, facial muscles, and jaw joints. This effectively addresses potential problems with TMJ, sleep disorders such as sleep apnea and snoring, and overall aesthetics and function. The vertical relationship of the teeth can contribute to the aesthetics of the smile.
In some cases, when a patient smiles, teeth may be hidden under the lip. Other times, the opposite effect will be indicated, in which you appear to have too much gum tissue or a “gummy smile.” Both may be due to the position of the teeth. A complete dental and medical history review Tooth bite moldings or impressions Panoramic x-rays of the jaws and teeth.