Dr. Greg Jorgensen
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Posts Tagged ‘stability’

Why Will My Daughter’s Braces Take So Long?

Posted by Dr. Jorgensen on February 27th, 2012
Why Will My Daughter’s Braces Take So Long?

Imagine taking your beautiful daughter to see an orthodontist because she doesn’t like the little gap between her front teeth. You’ve check out her teeth yourself and while there are admittedly a few uneven ones, things don’t look that bad. Surprisingly the doctor announces that her treatment will be much longer than you expected and several thousand dollars more. How could such seemingly “simple” treatment take so long? Having examined more than 10,000 patients over the past 20 years, I know that I’ve surprised more than a few parents with treatment estimates longer than they expected. I can imagine the…

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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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