Orthodontic Conditions & Concerns

Do you have a specific orthodontic concern? The team of professionals at Foley Wilde Orthodontics provides professional orthodontic care and treatment for a wide range of orthodontic disorders including:

Teeth Crowding

Proper orthodontic treatments can resolve the common problem of overcrowded teeth as seen below. In this case, the patient began treatment at 11 years of age and continued wearing braces for 26 months, resulting in a straighter and more confident smile.

Crowding of teeth before braces - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Crowding of teeth after braces - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Open Bite & Teeth Not Touching

An open bite can be caused by a number of reasons, in this case, however, the patient has been sucking their thumb from an early age. Treatment began at the age of 13 where she began wearing an orthodontic appliance referred to as a ‘crib’ which is designed to retrain the placement of the tongue. Today the patient has a more aligned and corrected bite.

Open bite before orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Open bite after orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Deep Overbite

A deep overbite can be identified when the lower front teeth bite into the palate. This can be corrected without the use of corrective jaw surgery if treated early. In this case, the adult patient was treated with braces and corrective jaw surgery within two years.  

Deep overbite before braces and corrective jaw surgery - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Deep overbite after braces and corrective jaw surgery - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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 Missing Lateral Incisors

This patient was missing their lateral incisors due to congenital reasons. The patient was treated with braces for roughly twenty months where her teeth shifted into place. Bonded ‘Maryland’ bridges were used to replace the patients missing teeth.

Missing lateral incisors due to congenital reasons before braces treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Missing lateral incisors due to congenital reasons before braces treatment in London Ontario

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Underbite 

Underbites are quite common and can be identified when the lower front teeth sit in front of the upper teeth. In this case, the patient was experiencing some discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. Orthodontic treatment took place and now she has a more comfortable and confident smile.  

Underbite before orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Underbite after orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Spaces Between Teeth

Orthodontic treatments and the use of braces can help to treat the spacing of teeth. For this patient, braces were used to close the spaces between teeth and provide him with his ideal smile. Secured, permanent retainers were also used to keep the spaces from opening up again.  

Teeth spacing before permanent retainers - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Teeth Spacing corrected by orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Protruding Front Teeth or Overjet

Protruding teeth, sometimes referred to as ‘buck teeth’ can easily be treated with professional orthodontic treatments resulting in patients feeling more confident about their smile. For this patient, the overjet was corrected in two phases, correcting the jaw placement and aligning the patient’s teeth and bite.  

Overjet before professional orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Protruding front teeth or overjet corrected by orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Additional Orthodontic Treatments for Orthodontic Disorders

Orthodontic Treatments Without Braces

Braces are not necessarily required to treat all orthodontic disorders. In this case, the patient was seen at an early age to treat crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was done to reduce the width of the patient’s baby teeth and permanent incisors began to align on their own over nine months.  

Crowding of lower permanent teeth before orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Crowding of lower permanent teeth after orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Phase-One Orthodontic Treatment

Phase-one orthodontic treatment is used when a young patient may still have some of their baby teeth present. For this patient, the lower teeth were quite crowded and were touching the palate. Phase-one treatment was implemented using an expander and partial braces, improving the patients smile in 12 months.

Crowded teeth before phase-one orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Crowded teeth after phase-one orthodontic treatment - Foley Wilde Orthodontics in London Ontario

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Get Specialized Orthodontic Treatments for Orthodontic Disorders in London, Ontario

Contact Foley Wilde Orthodontics as soon as you realize something is not quite right with your smile or your child’s smile. We will help you figure out exactly what is compromising your oral health and wellness and design an individualized plan to remedy your issues in the most effective way possible.

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