Braces at Kariong
Orthodontic Treatment in Kariong
We want to share with you the orthodontic journey of our 14-year-old patient. She is an energetic and super friendly student in Kariong who loves to talk in front of many people despite her crooked teeth. She was referred to us by her general dentist for orthodontic treatment.
During her initial examination, we noticed that her teeth were very crooked because of her small jaw size. They were overlapping and crowded, which posed a bite problem.
After having a thorough examination and discussion about her treatment options, we decided to fix her crooked teeth with braces and an expander. A palatal expander is a device designed to create a space in a child’s mouth by gradually widening the upper jaw.
What Were the Issues with Her Existing Teeth?
- Crooked teeth
What We Did for Her Smile Makeover
- Palatal Expander
After 18 months of orthodontic treatment, we were able to straighten her crooked teeth. We were able to successfully widen her upper jaw to make space for all her upper teeth.
Disclaimer: The material posted is for informational purposes only and is not intended to substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Results vary with each patient. Any dental procedure carries risks and benefits. If you have any specific questions about any dental and/or medical matter, you should consult your dentist, physician or other professional healthcare providers.