Question – Do all tooth pairs have to be in contact with each other? Answer – In order to distribute stresses appropriately amongst all teeth, it is recommended that teeth are in full intercuspation upon maximum jaw closure. All teeth touching.Details
Question – What else is a concern when it comes to tooth pairs in contact, apart from stability of the bite? Answer – We have to consider static and functional occlusion (bite). From a static standpoint, as long as teeth are in complete interdigitation with a class I canine relationship, even contacts upon bite closure with an…Details
When a person’s jaws are closed, which corresponding tooth pairs should be in contact with each other?
This is a question we recently received – Optimally when a person’s jaws are closed, which corresponding tooth pairs should be in contact with each other? When I say ‘tooth pairs’ I refer to the ‘pair’ of upper and lower equivalents- i.e lower left second molar with upper left second molar. Dr. Derek Sanders’ answer – When…Details
Orthodontic treatment is credited with improving oral health and self-esteem, but could braces earn you some street cred for being a forward-thinking fashionista? Braces are becoming “the most trendy beauty product for middle-aged women,” according to a recent Daily Mail article. Orthodontists in the United Kingdom report that half of their patients are adults, which…Details