Common Treatments at Westwood

As a highly rated orthodontist, Dr. Lisa constantly receives new patients and delivers smiles to more people every day. Several different cases are addressed daily, some more than others. So let’s look into the treatments you may find in progress on a regular walk into Westwood and visit this website, so you can get more information here.

Deep bite with Glared Teeth: A lot of patients complain about how they feel like their front teeth stuck out more than the others. To fix this, Dr Lisa would normally use clear braces and Temporary Anchorage Devices (TADs). In an adult this procedure would normally take about 2 years to complete. The duration would differ slightly with children and adolescents depending on their age.

Ectopic Canines: Thus defect is pretty common and in fact a lot of patients in this category may not have initially realized that they had a problem. It is characterized by the canines being slightly higher up in the gums than the other teeth, resulting in a “fang-like” appearance and lots of information is there on this website http://westwoodlaorthodontics.com/invisalign/. Usually in these cases, metal braces are used king-size finishing elastic to bring down the canines and align the teeth.

Rotated Incisor: Just like its name suggests, the incisors instead of lying in a perfect horizontal plane, are rotates at an angle. Correcting this defect would require a fixed appliance with minimal force thus metal braces would be favoured over other treatment options. Rotated incisor treatments are quite complex and need to be completed in phases. Online few orthodontists have been able to come with and perfect a treatment plan and you can find more here http://westwoodlaorthodontics.com/invisalign/. But here at Westwood, our expertise puts us way ahead of the rest of the pack. This procedure would normally take about 8 months to complete in children and 18 months in adults.

Open bite: This defect is one of the most common orthodontic problem. People with it would normally complain that their teeth do not touch. This would definitely make biting a chore. There are two variants of this defect. With the anterior open bite, the front teeth (i.e. the incisors and canines do not meet while in the posterior open bite, the hind teeth (molars and premolars) do not touch. This defect is easily corrected using invisalign therapy and should last no more than 12 months.

Under bite: Unlike the open bite where there is too much space between the upper and the lower teeth, with the under bite there’s not enough. This results in one, usually the upper teeth lapping over the other. This defect is easily treated with the use of braces and elastics.

Dental Spacing: This has to be one of the more common ones and unfortunately some people just have too much between their teeth. This defect is easily rectified using invisalign therapy and should not last for more 9 months.

Irrespective of how busy Dr Lisa Goodwin is, she still makes out to see her patients and address their concerns individually. So if you happen to be in the Los Angeles and you’ve been thinking of fixing your smile, Visit our office today.