Orthodontic Tips June 14, 2011

If you put a tooth where there is no bone, what happens?
The tooth falls out!
This basic concept has been lost by some of the people who move teeth.
I saw a new patient (32 years old) last week for a consultation to repair a lingual bonded wire that fell out. When I examined the patient this is what I saw on the labial of the lower incisors.

Gingival Recession

This patient had been treated when he was 14 years old. The orthodontist decided to treat non-extraction and use IPR to narrow the teeth to create space. Unfortunately he miscalculated and pushed the lower teeth forward out of the natural alveolar Continue reading

Ortho Tips June 6, 2011

Ortho Tips June 6, 2011

I took the one less traveled by,
And that has made all the difference

…Robert Frost

There are several areas in my practice that are a little outside the normal orthodontic thoroughfare.

Autistic children come to my office for care.

Last week I began my fifth case. This patient is a 13 year old boy who was referred by Dr. Ira Continue reading