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Braces In Action

Here are some examples of common dental problems that orthodontics can correct.
Click on any of the images below to see how Dr. Pocock can transform these dental problems into beautiful smiles.
Braces in action

Crowding of the Teeth

This patient started treatment at age eleven and wore braces for twenty-six months. He loves his new smile.

Braces in action

Crowding of the Teeth

This patient started treatment at age eleven and wore braces for twenty-six months. He loves his new smile.

Braces in action

Openbite

(front teeth do not touch)

This patient sucked her thumb as a young child and started treatment at age thirteen. She had braces and a special appliance (called a crib) to retrain the tongue, for twenty-eight months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

Braces in action

Openbite

(front teeth do not touch)

This patient sucked her thumb as a young child and started treatment at age thirteen. She had braces and a special appliance (called a crib) to retrain the tongue, for twenty-eight months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

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Deep Overbite

(lower front teeth bite into palate)

This adult patient (age twenty-five) required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

Braces in action

Deep Overbite

(lower front teeth bite into palate)

This adult patient (age twenty-five) required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

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Missing Lateral Incisors

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for twenty months to move the teeth into the correct position, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.

Braces in action

Missing Lateral Incisors

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for twenty months to move the teeth into the correct position, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.

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Underbite

(lower front teeth in front of uppers)

This patient's underbite was causing her to have jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After thirty months of treatment starting at age thirty-two, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

Braces in action

Underbite

(lower front teeth in front of uppers)

This patient's underbite was causing her to have jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After thirty months of treatment starting at age thirty-two, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

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Spacing of Teeth

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

Braces in action

Spacing of Teeth

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

Braces in action

Overbite

(protruding front teeth)

At age ten, this patient had a big overbite with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment, the first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously; the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age thirteen, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

Braces in action

Overbite

(protruding front teeth)

At age ten, this patient had a big overbite with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment, the first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously; the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age thirteen, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

Braces in action

Non-Braces Treatment

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age 7 for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in 9 months.

Braces in action

Non-Braces Treatment

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age 7 for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in 9 months.

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Phase 1

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 8. The lower front teeth were crowded and they touched the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 20 months of Phase I treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patient's appearance and dental function was vastly improved.

Braces in action

Phase 1

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 8. The lower front teeth were crowded and they touched the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 20 months of Phase I treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patient's appearance and dental function was vastly improved.