Common Treatments

The path to straight teeth and a great smile has to start somewhere. Below are some of those journeys, and we are positive we can create the same results for you!

Crowding of Teeth Before
Crowding of Teeth After Repair at Burson Othodontics in Texarkana, TX

Crowding of the Teeth

How we treat crowded teeth

A lot of people have crowding of their teeth. In fact, this is one of the most common things we see here. This patient of ours had moderate upper and lower crowding.

Open Bite Before
Open Bite After Treatment at Burson Orthodontics in Texarkana

Open Bite

How we treat an open bite

An open bite is when the front teeth don’t touch. Open bites can occur for a number of reasons. The most common are thumb sucking and anterior tongue thrusts. This patient of ours was treated with our ceramic braces and a special appliance to help close the open bite.

Before deep bite fixed in Texarkana TX
After deep bite fixed in Texarkana TX

Deep Overbite

How we treat a deep overbite

A deep overbite is when the lower front teeth bite into the palate. Deep bites are another common problem we see here and can lead to problems with gum tissue and wear of the teeth. This patient of ours was treated with our metal braces.

Before Missing Lateral Incisor Treatment at Burson Orthodontics
After Missing Lateral Incisor Treatment at Burson Orthodontics

Missing Lateral Incisors

How we treat missing lateral incisors

Some people are born without all of their adult teeth. After we corrected this patient’s crowding and deep bite, we created space for his dentist to place a temporary restoration. When he is older, this patient will have implants placed where he is missing these lateral incisors.

Before Underbite Orthodontic Treatment in Texarkana
After Underbite Orthodontic Treatment in Texarkana

Underbite

How we treat an underbite

An underbite, also sometimes called anterior crossbite, occurs when the lower front teeth are in front of the upper teeth. It can be due to a number of different things such as disproportionate jaws, or improperly aligned teeth. This patient of ours had an underbite that was causing him jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear on his teeth. He was extremely happy with the results of his treatment.

Before Tooth Spacing Issue Was Repaired with Orthodontic Treatment
After Tooth Spacing Issue Was Repaired with Orthodontic Treatment

Spacing of Teeth

How we treat improperly spaced teeth

This patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 24 months. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.

Before overjet ortho repair in Texarkana TX
After overjet ortho repair in Texarkana TX

Overjet

How we treat an overjet

An overjet is when the front teeth protrude. At age ten, this patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. He had two phases of treatment. The first helped his jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned his teeth and bite. At age 13, he was proudly displaying his new smile.

Before Phase-One ortho treatment in Texarkana Texas
After Phase-One ortho treatment in Texarkana Texas

Phase-One

How Phase-One treatment works

This patient’s parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the top of the mouth, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, this patient’s appearance and dental function were vastly improved.

Before crossbite orthodontic repair in Texarkana Texas
After crossbite orthodontic repair in Texarkana Texas

Crossbite

How we treat crossbite

Crossbites are seen when the bottom teeth are further out relative to the top teeth. They can occur on anterior or posterior teeth and can lead to a number of problems including jaw pain and excessive wear of the teeth. This patient’s crossbite involved the anterior teeth and was corrected with our ceramic braces. Sometimes, an expander is used to correct a crossbite if there are many teeth in crossbite.

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