Dr. Cucalon uses braces to deliver the most consistent results in tooth movement and root alignment. Some of the most challenging cases Dr. Cucalon treats are skeletal discrepancies such as severe crowding, irregular bites, flat or retrognathic profiles, and high gum lines. Dr. Cucalon has successfully treated patients using rubber bands, headgears, Herbst, Pendex, and upper jaw expanders as auxiliaries with braces.
Are you a candidate for orthodontic treatment?
Orthodontics is not merely for improving the aesthetics of the smile; orthodontic treatment improves bad bites (malocclusions). Malocclusions occur as a result of tooth or jaw misalignment. Malocclusions affect the way you smile, chew, clean your teeth or feel about your smile.
Why should malocclusions be treated?
According to studies by the American Association of Orthodontists, untreated malocclusions can result in a variety of problems. Crowded teeth are more difficult to properly brush and floss, which may contribute to tooth decay and/or gum disease. Protruding teeth are more susceptible to accidental chipping. Crossbites can result in unfavorable growth and uneven tooth wear. Openbites can result in tongue - thrusting habits and speech impediments. Ultimately, orthodontics does more than make a pretty smile - it creates a healthier you.
During your complementary initial examination, Dr. Cucalon will determine the best possible treatment for your individual needs. At this time, Dr. Cucalon will outline the treatment plan and time of treatment expected.