Brace yourself for a beautiful smile

Dr Paul A Lane
B.DSc (QLD), D.Clin.Dent (Ortho) (Adel),
M.Orth (RCSEd), A.O.B Certified
Lane Orthodontics
566 Mulgrave Road
Woree, Cairns Qld 4870
Ph: (07) 4054 1100

Types of Treatments

Crowding of the teeth

crowding of the teeth before crowding of the teeth after

Before

After

Patient started treatment at age 15.  His orthodontic treatment consisted of 4 premolar extractions and Suresmile wires.  Time in braces was 14 months. He loves his new smile!

 

Openbite: Front teeth don't touch

open bite before open bite after

Before

After

Patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 9. She had a functional appliance called a URA followed by braces for 18 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich!

 

Deep overbite: Lower front teeth bite into palate

deep overbite before deep overbite after

Before

After

This patient started treatment at age 13, required braces to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking 19 months. His problem may of required surgery if he had been treated as an adult.

 

Missing lateral incisors

missing lateral incisors before missing lateral incisors after

Before

After

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with a partial denture for the short term. The patient is looking into a permanent fixture such as  "Maryland" bridges or implants.

 

Underbite: Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth.

underbite before underbite after

Before

After

Patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. Combined treatment of braces and orthognathic surgery was required to correct the patient's issue. Total treatment in braces was 18 months. She now finds smiling and chewing much easier!

 

Spacing of teeth

spacing of teeth before spacing of teeth after

Before

After

Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 17 months. Special bonded retainers help keep the spaces closed.

 

Overjet: Protruding front teeth

overjet before overjet after

Before

After

At age 13, patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. He had two phases of treatment. The first helped his jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned his teeth and bite. At age 16, he was proudly displaying his new smile!

 

Non-braces treatment with Invisalign

non braces treatment before non braces treatment after

Before

After

Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen as an adult for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. Patient was treated with Invisalign over a 12 month period.

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