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Thank you for your question. Wisdom teeth also known as the third molars are the last teeth to erupt and usually erupts from age 18-25 years old . Generally speaking, most people do not have room for their wisdom teeth and it is quite common for wisdom teeth to be impacted o...
22 Jul 2019
The biggest question that must be answered is what needs correction. If only simple alignment is required, then the implant would not pose a major issue. The implant crown may need remaking after the braces come off since the bite will be altered. If a more drastic correction ...
15 Jul 2019
Thank you for your question. The term "overbite" is a bit of a misnomer, most laypeople refer to "overbite" as the upper teeth protrusion or the upper teeth being more in front of the lower teeth. Sometimes the upper teeth do become slightly more slanted forwards during the initial ...
27 Jun 2019
Tooth Extractions create immediate space to alleviate tooth problems that it was indicated for. Often times extractions would be indicated near the site of the problem such as first premolars for severe front teeth crowding. This can save time to resolve dental problems that the...
14 Nov 2018
You are quite right about the fact that most of the time orthodontists will only start full braces treatment when a child has all their adult teeth present. However, every child is different and there exists certain conditions where early management may help to prevent worsenin...
14 Sep 2018
In general your teeth should not be shifting that quickly. The speed of teeth shifting / relapsing back into old position depends largely on the angulation of the tooth roots and the final bite position of your teeth. Taking an xray helps to check this out. In short, it is unu...
24 Jul 2018
Whether teeth need to be extracted for orthodontic treatment depends on the patient's dental condition. For example, some patient would like to correct severe overcrowding , which is a case where there are too many teeth for the size of the upper and/or lower dental arch. Ext...
5 Jul 2018
The extraction of premolar teeth very rarely causes a collapse in face profile, unless it has been carried out without proper diagnosis and treatment planning. You are right that extraction orthodontics are still commonly practised as in Asian faces – most jaws are small,...
26 Jan 2018
congratulations on the completion of your orthodontic treatment! Our teeth are constantly moving, and people tend to notice that the teeth may "move more" during orthodontic treatment, or within a few months after orthodontic treatment. The reason is because during orthodonti...
13 Feb 2018
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