Orthodontic treatments offered by San Mateo Dentist Dr. Joe Sheehy
Orthodontics is the branch of dentistry that corrects teeth and jaws that are positioned improperly. The orthodontic treatments offered at Dr. Sheehy’s dental care office will help correct your smile. Crooked teeth and teeth that do not fit together correctly are harder to keep clean, are at risk of being lost early due to tooth decay and periodontal disease, and cause extra stress on the chewing muscles that can lead to headaches, TMJ syndrome and neck, shoulder and back pain. Teeth that are crooked or not in the right place can also detract from one’s appearance.
The benefits of orthodontic treatments include a healthier mouth, a more pleasing appearance, and teeth that are more likely to last a lifetime.
Open Bite Case
This is an open bite case. This patient has problems with chewing, cleaning and esthetics. Note the nice bite and good looking smile when we are finished.
This patient has a problem with crowding complicated by a slight
overbite. Note the nice generous smile when we are done with this case.
Very Crowded Teeth
The overcrowding of the teeth pushes out the upper canines, or eye teeth, and makes for a very unpleasant smile. When we are finished this patient has a classic “Julia Roberts” smile.
Severe Overbite With Protruded Upper Jaw
This unattractive look is quite common in many children. Left untreated this leads to a “chicken beak” type of facial structure.
After treatment our patient is in facial harmony and can chew properly.
Slight Cross Bite With Mid-line Problem
This patient had difficulty chewing and a “crooked smile”. When we finished with this case the patient looked like a million and could eat properly. Another Happy patient.
This type of problem is often associated with missing teeth. This is purely a esthetic problem. Look at the final result…no more dark spaces between the teeth.
This is the classic Indian Jaw. This problem is not just esthetic, it is very hard for this patient to keep his teeth clean and to chew food. See the final result…functional and great looking. Learn more about cross-bite.
A mid-line which is off is just not very attractive. Note the final result looks wonderful