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Snaggletooth Correction

Snaggletooth is caused by too little room for the growing teeth. In many cases, a upper canine tooth becomes misaligned. Snaggletooth can have a negative effect on aesthetics and normal teeth functions. People with snaggletooth may feel self-conscious and reluctant to smile, which in turn causes psychological distress in the patient’s social life. Moreover, it can lead to problems with teeth health as foods get stuck easily between teeth and brushing becomes more ineffective.

Recommended for:

Recommended cases

Patients with protruding canine teeth

Patients who want straight teeth

Patients who want smarter image

Patients who easily get cavities due to difficulty maintaining good care of their teeth

Recommended treatment types for snaggletooth correction

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

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Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets are glued to the front of each tooth to align teeth..

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Clear aligners

Clear removable aligners are hardly noticeable on the teeth and work to gradually move the teeth into their right position. .

Protruding mouth correction

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Reduction of protrusion achieved with braces and no surgery

Protruding mouth refers to the protrusion of mouth in relations to the tip of the nose or chin due to protrusion of front teeth or maxillae.If the mouth is protruded out, it gives an unrefined image and may lower one’s self-esteem. Orthodontic treatment is recommend if you want a more refined and intellectual image..

What is protruding mouth?

Self-diagnosis of protruding mouth

When ruler is placed on the tip of the nose and chin, the ruler presses down on the lips.

Lips are protruding out due to protruding front teeth

When you close your mouth, side lip wrinkles are markedly visible or look unnatural.

If you hear comments of looking brusque and blunt.

Substantial portion of the gum is visible when you laugh

The nose appears relatively flat

Recommended treatment types for protruding mouth correction

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Incognito

Incognito lingual braces are an advanced generation of braces that are hidden discreetly, and specialized CAD/CAM software is used to design and build customized brackets.

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Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets are glued to the front of each tooth to align teeth.

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Self-Ligating Braces

The self-ligating braces use a metal door to hold wires, thus reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth, which reduces pain and treatment period significantly.

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Combination Braces

Lingual brace is used on upper teeth considering they are exposed when smiling, while labial brace is used on lower teeth.

Oversized front teeth correction

Oversized front teeth refer to too long and large front teeth like a rabbit. If the protrusion is not serious, it may give a cute impression. However, severely oversized front teeth can make the person an old-fashioned look. Moreover, people with oversized front teeth appear to have small chin giving the impression of being a dull, droopy image.

Recommended for:

Recommended cases 

Patients who have front teeth protrusion

Patients who want straight teeth

Patients who want to improve facial aesthetic appeal

Patients who want smarter image

Recommended treatment types for oversized front teeth correction

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

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Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets are glued to the front of each tooth to align teeth.

Small chin correction

People with small chin have smaller and retruded lower jaw in comparison to the upper jaw. In severe cases, upper teeth may cover the lower teeth and can interfere with food consumption and cause problems pronouncing words. Small chin may also affect the person’s facial aesthetic appeal and lead to lower self-esteem. In some cases, having small chin may give the person a young impression, however, there are many cases in which the person has ill-defined jaw line to the extent that the chin appears to be absent. Also, small chin may give a dull, droopy image. Orthodontic treatment is needed in order to have functionally effective teeth and increase self-confidence.

What is a small chin?

Self-diagnosis of small chin

The lower jaw appears small and short when seen from the front.

From the side view, the neckline appears short because of receding lower jaw.

The face appears protruding in overall.

The mouth resembles a beak of a bird because the lower jaw looks is situated further back in comparison to the upper teeth.

When the lips are closed, the tip of the chin becomes undulated. 

The lower lip looks thicker.

Recommended treatment types for small chin correction

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

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Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets are glued to the front of each tooth to align teeth.

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Self-Ligating Braces

The self-ligating braces use a metal door to hold wires, thus reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth, which reduces pain and treatment period significantly.

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Combination Braces

Lingual brace is used on upper teeth considering they are exposed when smiling, while labial brace is used on lower teeth.

Mandibular prognathism correction

Mandibular prognathism refers to an excessive development of the lower jaw or relatively underdeveloped upper jaw resulting in the protrusion of the lower jaw. This form of facial structure is common in Asians and is characterized by long face, crossbite, and open bite. The degree of malocclusion is serious and the lower teeth are further protruded than the upper teeth.

Mandibular prognathism may cause problems in producing words and digestion as the crowded teeth make it difficult to chew. Moreover, long chin can make the person look older and grumpy, which can lead to low self-esteem.

What is a mandibular prognathism?

Self-diagnosis of Mandibular prognathism

If the central portion of the face is elongated.

The tip of the chin is elongated and protruded forward overall.

The lower jaw is large and gives strong impression

Lower lip is protruded further forward than the upper lip.  

The central portion of the face appears to be sunken, thereby resulting in dish-shaped face.

The lower teeth are slanted backwards.

Lower teeth are protruded further forward than the upper teeth.

Mandibular prognathism correction

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Invisalign 

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

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Traditional metal braces

Traditional metal braces are the most common type of braces. The metal brackets are glued to the front of each tooth to align teeth.

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Self-Ligating Braces

The self-ligating braces use a metal door to hold wires, thus reducing the amount of pressure exerted on the teeth, which reduces pain and treatment period significantly.

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Combination Braces

Lingual brace is used on upper teeth considering they are exposed when smiling, while labial brace is used on lower teeth.

Diastema correction

In west culture a gap between the front teeth is known to bring wealth and good luck. However, in our culture it is said that one’s luck escapes through the gap, and thus it is not seen as an appealing factor. Moreover, diastema is thought to give an unrefined impression. People with diastema often have lack of confidence in speaking or smiling, and they have a habit of covering their mouth, which could lead to bad first impression. This can cause problems in their social life and result in low self-esteem.

Recommended for:

Recommended cases

Patients who have a wide gap between the front teeth

Patients who have teeth gaps

Recommended treatment types for diastema correction

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Incognito 

Incognito lingual braces are an advanced generation of brace that is hidden discreetly and Specialized CAD/CAM software is used to design and build customized brackets.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

Treatment for a better smile

If you are planning on becoming an anchor,flight attendant,entertainer or model, having beautiful straight teeth is always a plus. These jobs require earning trust from others as well as a refined look. If you are preparing for such jobs and have lack of confidence due to misalignment teeth, consider the so called discreet braces: Invisalign and Incognito. These braces are undetectable and do not cause any problems in pronunciations, and therefore you can have straight teeth without anyone noticing.

Recommended for:

Recommended cases

Those who want to have a news presenter look

Those who need to have beautiful smiles such as flight attendant, service people.

Those who want to give interviewers a sophisticated image

Diastema Correction

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Incognito

Incognito lingual braces are an advanced generation of brace that is hidden discreetly and specialized CAD/CAM software is used to design and build customized brackets.

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Invisalign

Invisalign is an undetectable, customized clear plastic aligners precisely manufactured with advanced 3D software technology.

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Child and Teen Orthodontics help your child get the beautiful straight smile they are looking for

If your child’s dental and jaw development are predicted to cause malocclusion or jaw discrepancies later in life, early orthodontic treatment can help prevent certain jaw developmental problems and malocclusion from occurring. As the interceptive treatment is begun while the child’s jawbone is still, manipulation of these malleable bones become easier. The treatment can alter the position and growth pattern of the jaws to create a good environment for teeth to erupt.

If teen orthodontics problems are not treated in time,

It causes facial disfigurement due to improper development of the jaw bone and muscle.

Pronunciation problems may negatively influence language development.

It may lead to more improper teeth transformation

It may cause problems maintaining good oral condition

Teens’ orthodontics are recommended for:

  • Patients whose teeth are not growing
    Patients with abnormal teeth eruption due to genetic dental abnormalities, failure of teeth to develop or hypodontia need to visit a dentist as soon as possible to discuss symptoms and undergo an examination.
  • Patients with a gap between the front teeth
    Patients with hypodontia inside the periodontal bone or those who do not have enough space for secondary teeth
  • Patients whose deciduous teeth fall out early
    Patients whose deciduous teeth fall out prematurely due to cavities, making the space for the secondary teeth to erupt become narrower, which can lead to malocclusion.
  • Patients who have protruding lower jaw or smaller upper jaw than normal.
    One of the most difficult cases to treat is when the lower front teeth are covering the upper front teeth. For such case, it is highly recommended to visit a dental clinic as soon as possible because such malocclusion can worsen the structural problem of the bone. .

Critical period for orthodontic treatment / Types of Orthodontic Appliances

  • Critical period for orthodontic treatment
    Since this type of orthodontic treatment takes advantage of the still growing jawbone of the child, the jaw correction treatment must be completed before the rapid development period (first two years of middle school for boys and the last two years of elementary school for girls). The treatment can begin around the mixed dentition period (6-8 years old), and the best time for treatment can be determined by visiting the clinic every six months for examinations.
  • Types of Orthodontic Appliances for Jaw Growth Correction
    Head gear: This appliance is applied to attach the facebow. Headgear affects jaw growth and tooth movement by applying pressure to the upper teeth and maxilla..
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  • Functional appliance: This appliance is removable and is commonly used when the lower jaw shows underdevelopment than the upper jaw. It is used with a headgear in some cases.
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correction with orthodontic treatment and surgery

Face line correction with orthodontic treatment and surgery

An orthodontist positions the teeth in a proper alignment, and an oral and maxillofacial surgeon repositions the upper jaw, the lower jaw, or both into the right position. The jawbone surgery is closely related to crowded teeth, as well as the movement of temporomandibular. Thus, interdisciplinary care with a team of dental surgeons is necessary.

The process of correction with orthodontic treatment and surgery

  • Orthodontic treatment before surgery or after surgery
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Types of orthognathic surgery (also known as corrective jaw surgery)

  • Sagittal split osteotomy
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A sagittal split osteotomy involves sectioning and repositioning the lower jaw to correct its abnormal position. .

Small metal plates and screws are usually used to secure the jaw in its new position.

  • Le Forte osteotomy
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A Le Fort osteotomy is often the treatment choice for

patients with an open bite,

patients with considerably long or short face,

patients with mandibular prognathism

patients with mandibular prognathism due to underdeveloped upper jaw and other jaw deformities.

  • Genioplasty
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Chin surgery or genioplasty is a relatively simple surgical alteration of the chin. This surgical procedure is done to correct receding chins, chin misalignment or chin excess. Genioplasty procedures are most often performed as part of lower jaw surgery, but it is also done independently as a stand-alone procedure.

  • Anterior Segmental Osterotomy, ASO
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In order to reposition protruding teeth and periodontal bone backward, osteotomy is performed on the bone segment where a tooth is extracted. Anterior segmental osteotomy is a great option for those with protruding mouth since it involves in repositioning periodontal bone as well as the teeth.

It is not the solution for every orthodontic case, so an accurate diagnosis of the patient’s condition is essential before an appropriate treatment plan can be formulated for that individual.

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Recommended for:

Recommended cases
Patients with open bite

Patients whose back molars do not touch and cannot fully bite down

Patients with facial aesthetic concerns

Patients with severe loss of their faces because of traumatic injury from an accident

Patients with protruding chin or short chin

Patients with disharmony in the lip (lip seal)

Patients with a long or short chin