Orthodontics

What is Orthognathic Surgery?

Also known as corrective jaw surgery, orthognathic surgery corrects certain bite problems and crooked teeth, if those issues are caused by underlying jaw misalignment. Dr. Robert Rudman may recommend jaw surgery before or after you wear braces, if there are certain underlying issues related to bone structure. Once the jaw bones are resituated, the teeth …

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What Causes a Bad Bite?

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 …

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Will I Need Teeth Removed for 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 …

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What Causes Crooked Teeth?

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 …

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