Can Orthodontic Treatment Help Me Age Well?

One aspect of orthodontics that I’ve always loved is the close relationship it creates between science and art. Combining science, creativity and the golden ratio enables orthodontists to achieve significant improvements in facial aesthetics that many people once thought only possible with plastic surgery. Now we’re learning these aesthetic improvements actually improve the aging process.…

What is a Crossbite?

A crossbite is when a tooth or teeth are abnormally closer to the buccal (cheek) region or lingual (tongue) region of the mouth than the teeth above or below them. Essentially, a crossbite occurs when any of the upper teeth fit into the wrong side of the lower teeth. Crossbites fall into the following categories:…

What is an Underbite?

An underbite, or mandibular prognathism, is a Class III malocclusion characterized by abnormal protrusion of the lower teeth, or of the lower jaw and teeth. It is the exact opposite of overbites, which we discussed in this past article. Underbites are far less common than overbites, but can be more extreme and may require more…