Smile Stories (Before and Afters)
Orthodontic treatment and braces can significantly improve the way your smile looks, the way your teeth function, and the way you interact with other people. At Saddle Creek Orthodontics, Dr. Fagala treats kids, teens, and adults. Every smile tells a story, and here are a few orthodontic cases treated by Dr. Fagala.
11-year-old Hispanic male with excessive vertical growth of his upper jaw and excessive horizontal overbite resulting in lip incompetence (patient is unable to close lips). Patient also has severe crowding of his lower incisors. Four premolars were removed in order to create space for the lower teeth, correct the overbite, and to balance the patient's facial appearance.
13-year-old Caucasian female with with a small open bite in between her upper and lower teeth. Summer also has crowding of her lower teeth, a large horizontal overbite, and chipping of her two front teeth. Braces were used to correct the bite and crowding. The edges of her front teeth were adjusted and treatment only took one year. What a lovely smile!
15-year-old African American female with a relatively large open bite in between her upper and lower teeth. Jasmine also has mild crowding of her lower teeth. Jasmine had a history of a finger-sucking habit that was treated using a maxillary appliance and braces to close the bite, creating an absolutely beautiful smile! Treatment was non-extraction and lasted only 14 months.
13-year-old Caucasian male with deficient horizontal growth of his lower jaw, an overbite, and crowding of his lower incisors. A functional appliance was used to enhance growth of the lower jaw, correcting the bite and improving facial esthetics. Braces were used to straighten the teeth. At the end of treatment, the patient has a nice, broad smile and a much improved profile.
31-year-old African American female with generalized spacing between her upper and lower teeth and a deep bite. Camille also had chipping of the edges of her two front teeth. Braces were used to close spaces and correct the deep bite. The edges of her front teeth were adjusted by Dr. Fagala to look smooth and symmetrical. Camille now has a smile she can be proud of!
9-year-old Asian American female with a protrusive lower jaw and underbite of her teeth. Vanatcha also has a bilateral crossbite of her posterior teeth and a space between her two front teeth. Vanatcha was treated using an expander, reverse pull facemask, and braces on just her 4 front teeth to correct her bite. Final treatment will be completed when patient is older.
13-year-old African American female with generalized spacing and a slight open bite in between her upper and lower teeth. Naomi's tongue thrust habit was corrected using an appliance while upper and lower braces were used to close the spaces and correct the open bite. After treatment Naomi's facial soft tissue is well-balanced and her smile is gorgeous!