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ORTHODONTICS TREATMENT :: BEFORE & AFTER PHOTOS

To extract teeth or not the extract teeth…that is the question!

Here at Budd Orthodontics, we realize that nobody wants to have permanent teeth extracted as part of your orthodontic treatment.  Dr. Budd's first choice is to always treat a case without extracting permanent teeth; however, he also realizes that certain cases which exhibit severe crowding are best treated with the removal of teeth.  Below are some examples of cases treated by Dr. Budd; for fun, try and figure out which ones had teeth removed.

Before After Treatment

Case A

Patient presented with severe crowding and an anterior open bite.  Oral hygiene was difficult due to the extremely crooked positioning of the teeth.  Four permanent premolars were extracted and SPEED braces were placed to correct the malocclusion.

Case B

Patient presented with a deep overbite, protrusive front teeth and crowding. No teeth were extracted and SPEED braces were placed to correct the malocclusion.

Case C

Patient presented with severe decay on the lower first permanent molars. The patient's dentist felt that the long term prognosis of these teeth was poor, so they were extracted and the spaces were closed with SPEED braces and Forsus springs. No teeth were extracted in the upper arch.

Case D

Patient presented with severe crowding on the upper and lower teeth causing the canines to erupt in a "fang like" manner. Four permanent premolars were extracted and SPEED braces were placed to correct the malocclusion.

Case E

Patient presented with moderate/severe crowding and a narrow upper jaw. Palatal expansion and SPEED braces allowed us to correct the malocclusion with no extractions.

Case F

Patient presented with a narrow upper jaw and moderate/severe crowding. Palatal expansion and SPEED braces allowed us to correct the malocclusion with no extractions.

Case G

Patient presented with severe crowding on the upper and lower teeth causing the canines to erupt in a "fang like" manner. Four permanent premolars were extracted and SPEED braces were placed to correct the malocclusion.

Case H - Orthopedics

Patient presented with a small mandible and an excessive overjet. 12 months of functional appliance therapy with a Twin Block reduced the overjet and produced an greatly improved profile.

Case I - Orthopedics

Patient presented with an extremely narrow and V-shaped palate.  Treatment with a bonded rapid palatal expander allowed us the greatly increase the width of the upper jaw and allowed us to create a more desirable U-shaped palate.  As a result, the patient's speech, function and aesthetics were greatly improved.

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