February 1st, 2018
WE ALL KNOW the popular Bill Murray movie “Groundhog Day,” where Phil Connors wakes up in Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania and every day is February 2nd. He’s stuck reliving Groundhog Day and there is nothing he can do about it!
Don’t get stuck in perpetual orthodontic treatment by not wearing your rubber bands! Breaking your orthodontic brackets over and over again makes each appointment a repair! This slows your orthodontic progress and makes you relive Braces Day over and over again!
We’ll Take Care Of Those Teeth
At Gorczyca Orthodontics, we are committed to moving your orthodontic treatment forward as quickly as possible. We closely monitor orthodontic elastic wear, motivate you, and get you in for emergency rebond appointments for broken brackets on quick notice.
We want your orthodontic treatment to proceed quickly so that your braces will be off and you can spend your time eating whatever you would like and enjoying fun activities. We closely monitor your orthodontic progress and keep you informed so that you can move forward each day towards the end of your orthodontic treatment and receive the smile of your dreams as quickly as possible.
Call us at Gorczyca Orthodontics 925-757-9000 if you have questions about the length or stages of orthodontic treatment. Find us at www.clubbraces.com or visit us at 5201 Deer Valley Road, Suite 1A in Antioch for a free orthodontic evaluation.
We’ll make sure that your orthodontic treatment does not feel like Groundhog Day!
See you soon at Gorczyca Orthodontics.
June 9th, 2016
WEARING ORTHODONTIC ELASTICS is like rolling a ball uphill. Constant pushing force, 24 hours a day, 7 days per week gets the ball to the top of the hill as quickly as possible.
So it is with orthodontic elastics. If you wear your orthodontic elastics full time, your orthodontic treatment will be fast and completed as quickly as possible.
Neglecting To Wear Elastics Can Slow Treatment
If you let go of a ball on a hill, it will roll back down. If you wear your orthodontic elastics only part time, your teeth will move back towards there original position and your treatment time will take longer.
The light force of your orthodontic elastics has been scientifically proven to be the most physiological and healthy movement of your teeth. This force level is usually 6 1/2 ounces.
Doubling Elastics Can Harm Your Oral Health
DO NOT double your orthodontic elastics! This will cause damage to your teeth, gums, and bone and may even cause you to lose a tooth!
Your orthodontist cannot control how much you will wear your orthodontic elastics. Progress can only be made by you and evaluated from one appointment to the next. This is why treatment time with an orthodontist varies from patient to patient.
If you have questions about orthodontic elastics or orthodontic treatment, call us at Gorczyca Orthodontics for a complimentary consultation 925-757-9000. Find us at www.clubbraces.com in Antioch, California.
Get your teeth to their final destination fast! With orthodontic elastic wear, consistency is queen! Follow your orthodontist's instructions and wear your orthodontic elastics 24/7 for the best orthodontic result in the shortest treatment time possible.
The content on this blog is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of qualified health providers with questions you may have regarding medical conditions.
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.