Braces in Terrigal
CCO Patient Orthodontic Treatment in Terrigal
We want to share with you the orthodontic journey of our patient from Terrigal.
He is a 13-year-old friendly student referred to us by his dentist due to crooked teeth.
After a thorough orthodontic examination, we noticed that he had anterior and posterior crossbite. A crossbite is a dental condition that affects the way your teeth are aligned. The main sign of having a crossbite is that your upper teeth fit behind your lower teeth when your mouth is closed or at rest. It is a sign that the upper jaw’s growth is a little behind compared to the lower jaw.
To make enough space, we needed to widen his upper jaw using a Palatal Expander to keep up with the lower jaw’s growth rate. Once his upper jaw was wide enough to accommodate all the other teeth, we started with his Braces treatment to correct the alignment.
What Were the Issues with His Existing Teeth?
- Crooked teeth
- Anterior and Posterior Crossbite
What We Did for His Smile Makeover
After 15 months of having his orthodontic treatment at Central Coast Orthodontics, the patient’s crossbite has been corrected. We were able to expand his upper jaw and straighten his upper and lower teeth’s alignment.
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.