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Why Are My Braces Having Trouble Closing the Spaces Between My Teeth?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on October 18th, 2016
Why Are My Braces Having Trouble Closing the Spaces Between My Teeth?

One of the most frustrating problems that occurs during orthodontic treatment (or reappears afterwards) is space between the teeth that just won’t close. This may be due the teeth themselves, the bone around the teeth, or interference from teeth in the other arch. Let’s look at each of these possible causes. The most common reason spaces don’t close (or stay closed) is the size, shape, or position of the teeth themselves. A tooth may be too narrow at the top, too narrow at the bottom, or just too small overall. Such a tooth just can’t fill the entire space between…

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Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on January 23rd, 2012
Can Lasers Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Faster?

My orthodontist just scheduled me for a laser procedure. He said it will make my treatment time shorter. What the heck? How are lasers used in orthodontics and how can they help me get my braces off quicker? Lasers are used for many applications in medicine and dentistry. Some are designed for hard tissues like teeth and bone. Others are used only on soft tissues. Those most useful in orthodontics are soft tissue lasers. There are at least five reasons why the orthodontist you choose should use a laser. The first reason is that lasers can help orthodontic patients to…

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What Is a Frenectomy and When Is It Necessary?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on June 1st, 2011
What Is a Frenectomy and When Is It Necessary?

  Orthodontic treatment involves more than just putting braces on your teeth. The teeth are just one part of your smile. Sometimes your orthodontist will recommend other procedures to help make your results the best possible. One such procedure is a frenectomy. Successful orthodontic treatment creates a smile that is attractive, healthy, and stable. Achieving a stable result requires that your orthodontist consider the size and shape of the teeth, the position of the teeth in the bone, the pressure from the lips and tongue, and the condition of the surrounding soft tissues. Thick gums can affect the position of…

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