Impacted Wisdom Tooth Time Lapse Video

Impacted Wisdom Tooth Time Lapse Video

Time Lapse Video showing the development of an impacted wisdom tooth.

This video will show you how a lower wisdom tooth (third molar) can become impacted and reasons why they sometimes need to be extracted.

 

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

Impacted Wisdom Tooth

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Orthodontic Correction Lower Crowding Time Lapse Video

Orthodontic Correction Lower Crowding Time Lapse Video

This video shows the treatment results on a patient that had significant crowding of the lower teeth, with a blocked out lower canine.  The orthodontic treatment was done with braces on the upper and lower teeth.  The results were achieved without the removal (extraction) of any teeth.

In most cases these days, we are able to treat patients without having any teeth extracted.  That can be a challenge in cases like this where the person has significant crowding and there is one tooth that is completely blocked out of the dental arch.  There are several techniques we use to make enough room for blocked out teeth like this.  We expanded both the upper and lower dental arches.  Basically, this means we uprighted the side teeth and widened them a little bite.  This widening makes more room for the teeth.  The lower front teeth were also very upright.  Looking down at the lower front teeth from above you can see more of the front surface of the teeth than the back side of the teeth.  For teeth to fit normally, the front teeth should actually be angled forward.  We angled the front teeth forward for this patient, and that also made more room.

The final technique we used is called interproximal reduction of some of the lower teeth.  This is a fancy way of saying we went in between some of the lower teeth and made them a little bit skinnier.  Usually we use a sanding disk in between the teeth to do this.  This technique is very effective in allowing us to straighten the teeth without having to resort to dental extractions to make enough room.  This interproximal reduction is pretty quick, the patient does not need to be numbed up to have it done, and it stays well within the enamel of the teeth so there isn’t any sensitivity afterwards.  The use of these three techniques allowed us to make enough room for all the teeth to fit.

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Orthodontic Correction of Lower Crowding Time Lapse Video

Orthodontic Correction of Lower Crowding Time Lapse Video

 

Anterior Crossbite Correction Time Lapse Video

Anterior crossbite correction time lapse video.  This video show the correction of a crossbite of the lower left canine tooth and a correction of a deepbite.  The results were achieved without the extraction of any teeth with the use of traditional orthodontic braces.  The treatment mechanics included expansion of the dental arches, and interproximal reduction (IPR) of some of the lower teeth.  Interproximal reduction is the technique of using a sanding disk in between some of the teeth to make the teeth slightly narrower.  Typically, this reduced the width of the teeth by a few tenths of a millimeter per contact.  This reduction stays well within the enamel of the teeth and patients do not have any sensitivity afterwards.  Retention was with a fixed (bonded) retainer glued to the inside of the lower canine teeth and a removable retainer for the upper teeth.  Check out our other patient education videos on our YouTube Channel.

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Anterior Crossbite Correction Time Lapse Video by Kyger Orthodontics

Anterior Crossbite Correction Time Lapse Video by Kyger Orthodontics

Underbite Correction Time Lapse Video

Underbite Correction Time Lapse Video

 

This video is an example of a patient that had a severe underbite. It shows a frontal view of the teeth and how their positions changed with treatment. An underbite results from either a small upper jaw, a large lower jaw, or a combination of the two.  In an underbite, the lower front teeth are in front of the upper front teeth.  The correction of the underbite was achieved without a jaw surgery by using a facemask (reverse pull headgear) and having two lower bicuspids removed.  The upper dental arch was narrow, so a palate expander was also used.

It should be noted that this kind of treatment can only be performed on a growing child.  The facemask (reverse pull headgear) actually makes the upper jaw grow forward more.  Once a girl reaches the age of 13-14 years of age or a boy reaches the age of 15 years old this type of treatment is not effective.  Often, it is easier to do this type of treatment on kids when they are 8-9 years old.  They are much more compliant with wearing the facemask at  that age than teenagers are.

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Underbite Correction, Orthodontics, Facemask

Underbite Correction

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Upper Crooked Teeth Time Lapse Video: Kyger Orthodontics

Upper Crooked Teeth Time Lapse Video: Kyger Orthodontics

This video shows the correction of some very out out place teeth in the upper jaw.  This treatment was done with traditional braces and no teeth needed to be removed to accomplish this result.  At the end of the video we show a facial morph as well, so you can see how the patient looks at the end.  Check it out!

Upper Crooked Teeth Time Lapse Video: Kyger Orthodontics

Upper Crooked Teeth

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Orthodontic Lower Incisor Extraction Time Lapse Video

Orthodontic Lower Incisor Extraction Treatment

Kyger Orthodontics: Lower Incisor Extraction Time Lapse Video

This is an example of a patient with severe crowding of the lower front teeth.  The best treatment option was to have one lower incisor removed.  This was due to the amount of crowding and the thin gum tissue of the front of the lower incisors.  When a patient has thin gum tissue on the front of the lower front teeth, they will tend to get an increased amount of recession of their gum tissue on these teeth if they are move too far forward.  This time lapse video shows how the teeth moved from the start to the end of treatment.  This is not a very common treatment, but when it is indicated, we can get some very nice results.  For more information on our practice click on the link below.

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Kyger Orthodontics: Serial Extraction Time Lapse Video

Kyger Orthodontics: Serial Extraction X-Ray Time Lapse Video

Most of the time, we can treat people without the need to take out adult teeth.  Sometimes, however, due to the significance of the crowding removal of adult teeth is the best choice of treatment.  There are also situations where the patient could be treated with extraction of some adult teeth, or non-extraction and the patient/parents choose the extraction option.  This video morphs several panoramic x-rays to show how the adult canine teeth erupt into place after the removal of the upper first deciduous (baby) molars and the upper first bicuspids.

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Kyger Orthodontics: Canine Substitution Video

One of the most common teeth for people to be missing is an upper lateral incisor.  Typically, there are two treatment options.  One is to open up a tooth sized space to allow for a future implant or a bridge to be placed.  The other option is to move the back teeth forward on the side of the missing tooth and substitute the canine tooth for the missing lateral incisor.  This video shows what it looks like to do a canine substitution.  The canine tooth is flattened down to make it look like the lateral incisor on the other side.  Feel free to check out our other patient education videos, as well as the ‘fun stuff’!

Kyger Orthodontics: Canine Substitution

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