A bad bite – what orthodontists call "malocclusion" – is an assessment of the way the upper and lower teeth come together. When they overlap inharmoniously, then the orthodontist considers that a bad bite. There are many possible causes, including congenital conditions of the jaws, genetics, injury, thumb-sucking and other developmental problems, and more. Malocclusion may originate with the teeth only, or it may involve misalignment of the jaws. An experienced Denver and Stapleton-area orthodontist, Dr.
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Incognito® braces are placed on the back surface of your teeth, the side that faces your tongue and the inside of your mouth. People are much less likely to see your braces when they are placed on the "lingual" side of the teeth. While Incognito® is a specific brand, this category of braces is referred to as lingual braces.
The short answer is – maybe, but only as a final option after all other alternatives have been considered. Dr. Robert Rudman has been providing orthodontics in the Denver area for decades. He has the skill to consider all possible treatment paths to creating your most beautiful, healthy smile. Although teeth removal is sometimes a part of getting braces, it isn't always the case and he can determine if there are any alternatives.
You've decided you want braces and your dentist has offered to provide them. You may wonder, "is there any difference between a dentist and an orthodontist?" There is a difference, and it comes down to training and education, as well as experience.
"Clear braces" could refer to any of three low-profile orthodontic options offered by Dr. Robert Rudman:
Crooked teeth can affect the appearance of your smile, make it difficult to eat and talk, and lead to oral health and hygiene problems down the road. Both adults and children can suffer from misaligned teeth and jaws, but many people don’t understand what the culprit is or how to address it. Since crooked teeth can cause long-term health and lifestyle challenges, it’s important to understand what’s causing yours and what orthodontic treatments could help.
Are you in college in Colorado and considering straightening your teeth? Dr. Robert Rudman is an experienced orthodontist who has spent his career caring for patients of all ages, from children, to young adults to older adults. It's never too late to get the healthy, attractive smile you deserve.
You know the reasons why you should get braces: straighter teeth, an aligned bite, a confident smile and improved self-esteem. However, if you’re like some of our older Stapleton patients, the very thought of orthodontics is unnerving, eliciting visions of embarrassment and discomfort.
In recent years it has become increasingly common for many dentists to recommend a two-phase orthodontics treatment regimen in the Stapleton area. Early treatment plans, often called Phase 1 orthodontic treatment, are developed for children as young as 5, but age 7 is considered to be optimal. Two-phase orthodontic treatment plans are designed to get the best results and eliminate the need for extractions.