Learning from Malocclusions in Animals

Just one look at any animal’s teeth and it’s obvious they are a lot different in shape and size than ours. Also strangely different are the malocclusions displayed by certain breeds. Let’s look at malocclusions commonly represented by certain breeds of animals and discuss why they might work for them, and not for us.  Overjet…

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:…