June 22nd, 2015
WORDS CAN BARELY EXPRESS the transformation in appearance, confidence, morale, and happiness that comprehensive orthodontic treatment makes in a young person’s life.
Comprehensive orthodontic treatment takes an investment of time and resources, but this investment is priceless. Having a beautiful smile will make a big difference in your life.
At Gorczyca Orthodontics, we love changing lives by improving smiles. We have treated over 10,000 orthodontics cases. Each patient is unique and has their own story. We treat each patient with individualized attention, one at a time, with tender loving care.
Thank you for trusting us to care for your orthodontic needs. We guarantee satisfaction. We value you and the family and friends who you refer.
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March 23rd, 2015
A GORGEOUS SMILE IS more than six straight front teeth. A beautiful smile includes facial balance, an esthetic profile, ideal lip posture, and straight front teeth that contact.
The most common orthodontic complaint, teeth that stick-out “overjet” in the horizontal direction, requires careful orthodontic analysis.
Overbite + Overjet Can Cause Severe Problems
When “overbite” (front teeth overlapped in the vertical direction) is combined with excessive overjet, an impinging bite occurs. Lower teeth contact the roof of the mouth. Left untreated, this deep bite will produce severe tooth and gum problems.
There are several treatment options to reduce excessive overjet and overbite:
- growth modification
- elastic wear
- tooth extraction
- orthognathic surgery
Orthodontists Treat Your Whole Face
Your initial photo can be morphed to show you the predicted facial changes with each treatment option.
Your orthodontist will carefully analyze your profile X-ray to produce a customized treatment plan to improve your bite, profile, and dental health. Orthodontists treat faces, not only teeth.
Questions? Give Us A Call
This case was treated by Board Certified Orthodontist Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca of Gorczyca Orthodontics, Antioch, California.
If you have questions about overjet and overbite, call us at (925) 757-9000 or visit us at www.clubbraces.com.
You don’t have to “stick-out.” Consider orthodontic treatment today.
October 13th, 2014
LIKE COGS ON A WHEEL, teeth are made to fit together. With a good bite (occlusion), you can eat your food with the fewest chewing strokes possible. Your food is mashed by your teeth and when soft enough to swallow, you swallow it. This is how you eat.
If your upper and lower back teeth have spaces between them when you bite, you take longer to chew your food.
A Misaligned Bite Can Create Numerous Problems
This bite is called a Class II malocclusion (mal=bad, occlusion=bite). The upper teeth here are 5 millimeters forward of where they should meet the lower teeth giving the appearance of open black spaces. Teeth that only meet at the tips (cusps) wear flat. Tooth wear will create tooth sensitivity to heat and cold.
When upper and lower midlines are not centered, your bite is not healthy. It is a sign that your bite is off.
Effective Orthodontic Treatment Is About More Than Straight Teeth
Front teeth may look straight, but you may still have a destructive unhealthy bite. This is why orthodontics is more than six straight front teeth. It is important to be examined and treated by an orthodontist for the healthiest bite possible.
Orthodontic Rubber Bands Help Us Correct Malocclusion
Front to back bite correction is made with orthodontic rubber bands. These rubber bands move upper and lower teeth towards each other 1 millimeter per month and make the tooth tips fit properly. You need to wear your rubber bands 24 hours per day, 7 days per week to complete your orthodontic treatment as fast as possible.
This treatment took 23 months. Two years is often the treatment time needed for a healthy bite result produced by an orthodontist.
This Case Was Treated At Gorczyca Orthodontics
This case was treated by Board Certified Orthodontist, Dr. Ann Marie Gorczyca of Gorczyca Orthodontics in Antioch California. Visit us at www.clubbraces.com or call us at (925) 757-9000 for a complimentary exam to find out if your bite is right.
Keep the cogs on your chewing wheel running. Turn your bite into a high performance chewing machine.