Mixed dentition is typically the period around 6-12 years of age, when the first adult tooth erupts in the mouth and the last baby molar falls out.
Ectopic First Molars
8.5 yrs old. Adult molar tooth is impacted and has failed to erupt properly. Fixed with separator elastics.
Thumb Sucking Habit
10 yrs old. Caused lisp and prevented front teeth from erupting. Fixed with tongue guard.
10 yrs old. Bite deviated to one side which can lead to jaw joint problems and uneven tooth wear. Fixed with a quadhelix expander.
Anterior Crossbite (Underbite)
8 yrs old. Underbite caused lower incisors to feel loose and gums to recede. Early interceptive treatment was carried out using a removable plate for 4 months.
Relates to a bite problem or unattractive smile that is mainly due to malpositioned teeth or localised dental problems.
12 yrs old. Severely crowded teeth and embarrassed to smile. Fixed with braces.
14 yrs old. Deepbite can result in excessive wear of front teeth. Fixed with braces.
14.5 yrs old. Upper canine teeth failed to erupt properly, leaving large gaps between the front teeth. Fixed by surgical uncovering and braces.
14 yrs old. Upper incisors had never developed, leaving large gaps at the front. Treated with a combination of braces and dental implants.
23 yr olds. Severe crowded teeth, narrow upper jaw and openbite between front teeth. Treated with removal of four teeth and full braces. Patient’s cooperation was excellent.
12 yrs old. Lower jaw was undersized leaving the upper teeth severely protruded. Treated using a Bite Jumper and braces, and without the need for extraction of premolar teeth.
18.5 yrs old. Upper teeth severely protruded. Corrected by the removal of two upper premolars and full braces.
11.5 yrs old. 4mm gap between upper front teeth and deepbite. Corrected with upper braces only and frenectomy.
20 yrs old. Large spaces due to teeth being undersized relative to the width of the jaws. Closed with braces.
22 yrs old. Mild spacing between the front teeth. Treated with upper and lower Invisalign Express.
A facial disharmony or bite problem can sometimes be due to a discrepancy between the upper and lower jaw growth and relationship.
20 yrs old. Severe openbite, upper front tooth protrusion and narrow upper jaw. Treated with surgical widening of upper jaw, full braces and jaw surgery.
Excessive Gum Display
21 yrs old. Severely crooked teeth, 9mm excess gum display when smiling. Full braces with removal of four premolar teeth and jaw surgery.
Retruded Lower Jaw
Disclaimer: The cases here have all been treated by the Doctors at Smile Council Orthodontics. Each case shows the before and after treatment images of the same person. This does not imply that all cases will have an identical outcome. Your consultation appointment with the Doctors at Smile Council Orthodontics will include a discussion of all your treatment options and their likely outcomes.