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Before & After

A beautiful smile is the most obvious benefit of orthodontic treatment.

At Taranaki Orthodontics, we strive to ensure you feel as comfortable as possible, and guide you to understand how you can make your treatment proceed smoothly and efficiently.

There are many types of orthodontic treatment. Depending on the problem, not all of them are treated using braces. However, braces are used to straighten teeth precisely and efficiently to improve both the appearance and performance in the shortest time possible.

The following is a selection small selection of cases that have been treated by Dr Keng
 
Common Orthodontic Problems which warrants treatment
Crowding
Crowding Before
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Crowding After
After
Crowding is a common orthodontic problem. Crowded teeth can appear unattractive, be difficult to clean and wear excessively.
 
Protruded Teeth
Protruding before
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Protruding after
After
Protruded teeth can appear unattractive and be more prone to damage. The lower front teeth often over-erupt and damage the palate behind the top front teeth.
 
Deep Bite
Deepbite Before2
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Deepbite After
After
The upper front teeth cover most (or all) or the lower front teeth. A deep bite can cause excessive wear of the front teeth and gum damage behind the upper front teeth.
 
Impacted Ectopic Teeth
Ectopic Before
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Ectopic After
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Teeth can sometime fail to erupt into the mouth. Many such teeth can be carefully uncovered and then guided into the correct position with braces. In this case an upper central incisor was saved.
 
Missing Teeth & Gaps
Missing before
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Missing after
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Sometime teeth fail to grow, or the tooth that grows is too small to be useful. With braces we can close gaps, and either substitute missing teeth with neighbouring teeth or create space in the correct location so that prosthetic (false) teeth can be placed by your dentist.
Open Bite
Openbite Before
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Openbite After
After
An open bite exists when some teeth don't meet. It can cause eating problems, speech problems, and excessive wear of those teeth which do meet. An open bite can also appear unattractive.
 
Cross Bite
Crossbite before
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Crossbite after
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The upper teeth should fit outside the lower teeth like a lid on a box. If the upper jaw is too narrow, the lower jaw usually swings to one side to allow the teeth to mesh. A cross bite results.
 
An orthodontic opinion might also be sought when you have:
  • Difficulty in chewing or biting
  • Speech difficulty
  • Grinding or clenching of teeth
  • Jaws that shift or make sounds

BEFORE & AFTER:

Crowding
Protruded Teeth
Deep Bite
Impacted Teeth
Missing Teeth

Open Bite
Cross Bite

 

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New Plymouth
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Taranaki Orthodontics
PO Box 8338
New Plymouth 4342

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