In many cases, an underbite is caused by an upper jaw that is not growing as quickly as the lower jaw. For young children, one of the most effective ways to address this problem is using facemask therapy in Phoenix, Arizona.
One of the ways our orthodontist can improve the function of your jaw is with a Herbst appliance in Phoenix, Arizona. Dr. Rusty Jones and our team can tell you more about this type of treatment when you contact our offices in West Valley or South Phoenix.
Anterior Crossbite Treatment
A crossbite is a term used to describe a condition in which the upper and lower teeth do not meet properly. In the case of an anterior crossbite, the palate essentially creates a situation in which the upper front teeth sit behind the lower teeth when the jaw is closed.
Spacers are small springs or rubber bands between the back teeth. This creates the “space” needed for your braces to do what they need to do. If needed, patients may receive spacers about one week before you get your braces.
Facemask Therapy for Underbites
An underbite is a condition in which the lower jaw extends further than it should, forcing the lower front teeth in front of the upper teeth. In many cases, an underbite is caused by an upper jaw that is not growing as quickly as the lower jaw.
Impacted Canine Exposure
Simply put, an impacted tooth is one that has not erupted from your gumline. Your canine teeth are located on each side of your two front teeth and are so named because their pointed shape resembles that of dog’s teeth.
Accidents happen, even to braces sometimes. If you experience an orthodontic emergency in Phoenix, Arizona, don’t panic, call our offices to plan your visit with Dr. Rusty Jones.
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When you are considering orthodontics in Phoenix, AZ, Dr. Jones is your choice for adult and pediatric orthodontics in the Phoenix AZ area. We look forward to discussing your orthodontic treatment!