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Esthetic Challenges

Many patients who have had teeth extracted or pulled back in their face (extraction/retraction orthodontic treatment) notice unfavorable changes in their faces which they attribute to the treatment.  Esthetic Challenges of E.R.R.S.™ include such changes as a flattening of the cheeks, caving in and/or thinning of the lips, lines around the mouth, a narrower smile, […]

Emotional Challenges

Patients who are dealing with esthetic and/or functional issues related to E.R.R.S.™ not infrequently develop emotional challenges. The longer the duration of these issues the more likely patients are to develop emotional problems. Emotional problems we often see are guilt for having agreed to the treatment in the first place, a sense of loss of […]

Orthodontic Treatment for a Fuller Smile

Some people have narrow smiles with their teeth set back in the face. Their smiles are often not as attractive because you hardly see their teeth. Orthodontics can align the teeth properly, change vertical angulation of the upper front teeth from appearing too “pushed back”, and broaden the arches. Restorative dentistry can then be accomplished, […]