While malocclusion can be difficult to treat, Dream Smiles Orthodontics helps realign patient smiles…

Malocclusion is a misalignment of teeth or incorrect relation between the teeth of the two dental arches, patient F had a malocclusion more commonly referred to as ‘buck teeth’. At Dream Smiles Orthodontics in Sunnybank and Morningside we helped treat patient F’s teeth to reduce the look of buck teeth and her other problem alignment areas.

This case saw our patient F treated for a 2.0 mm space in between the upper central incisors and an overbite so deep it totally covered up the lower incisors (incisors are the front teeth in your mouth).

November - before

Treating patient F’s buck teeth was the main objective for this treatment. Patient F was warned that when all the spaces were closed, her buck teeth may disappear sufficiently to render the removal of upper premolar teeth unnecessary. Removing a tooth anytime is easy, re-planting a tooth is near impossible which is why it was so important to let the treatment progress before deciding to extract any teeth.

November - after

It is evident from this case study that patient F’s treatment was successful. While many cases are clear cut in terms of extraction, often there is a broad grey zone in the middle, which can make it difficult to judge whether extraction is necessary. In such cases, we believe I starting the treatment as usual and make extraction solutions only if it is the final straw. Removing a tooth anytime is easy, re-planting a tooth is near impossible, which is why extraction must be considered only as a final solution. At Dream Smiles Orthodontics we start the treatment without any extraction and assess the case as the treatment progresses.

The Dream Smile’s difference…

At Dream Smile Orthodontics our doctors understand the importance for patients to consider their treatment options in their own time. Making a decision about changing the structure of your mouth can be daunting. This is why we recommend that our patients go home after the initial appointment to allow time to consider all treatment options and other possible issues before a final decision is made.

To treat our patients suffering with unaligned teeth we offer a variety of treatment that may be best suited for your mouth. Our experts will assess your mouth and determine the best most efficient and effective treatment for you. Our treatment options include:

  • Braces
  • Clear Braces
  • Tooth-Coloured Braces
  • Metal Braces
  • Lingual Braces
  • Invisalign®
  • Retainers
  • Removable Appliances
  • Incognito Lingual Braces
  • Clear Path Aligners

If you are worried about the alignment of your teeth or are struggling with buck teeth or other malocclusions we recommend organising a consultation to treat you teeth.

Leaving your teeth unaligned can cause other health problems…

By leaving your teeth untreated, your buck or crooked teeth can often lead to periodontal disease (serious gum disease)and premature wear on your enamel. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk of cardiovascular disease and other illnesses, which is why seeking treatment for your unaligned teeth is so important. Inevitably, straighter teeth and a proper bite can help you avoid these negative effects on your health and will have you proud to show off your straight smile.

At Dream Smiles Orthodontics in Sunnybank and Morningside we can do a full mouth assessment and determine the best treatment for you. If you are like patient F and are suffering from buck teeth or other major alignment problems we recommend setting up a consultation to begin the process of straightening you teeth. We love seeing success stories which is why we are determined to achieve success for our patients.

To discover more about our services or to book an appointment at our Morningside or Sunnybank dental practices, please do not hesitate to contact us.