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Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide

  1. 1. Ortho 101 Brian H. Bergh, DDS, MS 1111 N Brand Blvd, Ste 201 Glendale, CA 91202 (818) 242-1173 www.bracesbybergh.com
  2. 2. Ortho 101 Did you know….
  3. 3. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>40 to 75 of percent of people can benefit from orthodontic treatment </li></ul>
  4. 4. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>40 to 75 percent of people can benefit from orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Each individual is unique </li></ul>
  5. 5. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>40 to 75 percent of people can benefit from orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Each individual is unique; </li></ul><ul><li>The American Association of Orthodontists recommends evaluation no later than age 7 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>40 to 75 percent of people can benefit from orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Each individual is unique; </li></ul><ul><li>The American Association of Orthodontists recommends evaluation no later than age 7; </li></ul><ul><li>Typical age to start is between ages 9 and 14 </li></ul>
  7. 7. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>Coordination between your dentist and the orthodontist is extremely important for the best orthodontic results </li></ul>
  8. 8. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>Coordination between your dentist and the orthodontist is extremely important for the best orthodontic results; </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of each orthodontist is to provide each person the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time </li></ul>
  9. 9. Ortho 101: Did you Know… <ul><li>Coordination between your dentist and the orthodontist is extremely important for the best orthodontic results; </li></ul><ul><li>Goal of each orthodontist is to provide each person the most appropriate treatment at the most appropriate time; </li></ul><ul><li>Dentists and Orthodontists working together give patients beautiful, healthy smiles for life!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. What is Orthodontics?
  11. 11. What is Orthodontics? <ul><li>A special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve the smile and oral health </li></ul>
  12. 12. What is Orthodontics? <ul><li>A special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve the smile and oral health; </li></ul><ul><li>“Ortho” means correct or straight </li></ul>
  13. 13. What is Orthodontics? <ul><li>A special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve the smile and oral health; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ortho” means correct or straight; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Odont” means tooth </li></ul>
  14. 14. What is Orthodontics? <ul><li>A special discipline of dentistry concerned with aligning the teeth and jaws to improve the smile and oral health; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Ortho” means correct or straight; </li></ul><ul><li>“ Odont” means tooth; </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodontics is the correction of bite problems due to malaligned teeth and jaws. </li></ul>
  15. 15. What is an Orthodontist?
  16. 16. What is an Orthodontist? <ul><li>All Orthodontists are Dentists </li></ul>
  17. 17. What is an Orthodontist? <ul><li>All Orthodontists are Dentists; </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 6 percent of Dentists are Orthodontists </li></ul>
  18. 18. What is an Orthodontist? <ul><li>All Orthodontists are Dentists; </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 6 percent of Dentists are Orthodontists; </li></ul><ul><li>College degree </li></ul>
  19. 19. What is an Orthodontist? <ul><li>All Orthodontists are Dentists; </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 6 percent of Dentists are Orthodontists; </li></ul><ul><li>College degree; </li></ul><ul><li>Dental degree – either DDS or DMD </li></ul>
  20. 20. What is an Orthodontist? <ul><li>All Orthodontists are Dentists; </li></ul><ul><li>Approx 6 percent of Dentists are Orthodontists; </li></ul><ul><li>College degree; </li></ul><ul><li>Dental degree – either DDS or DMD; </li></ul><ul><li>Specialty training – 2 to 3 years full-time, often receive an M.S. degree. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Why Do People Need Braces?
  22. 22. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth </li></ul>
  23. 23. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting </li></ul>
  24. 24. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting; </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth breathing </li></ul>
  25. 25. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting; </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth breathing; </li></ul><ul><li>Finger sucking or other oral habits </li></ul>
  26. 26. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting; </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth breathing; </li></ul><ul><li>Finger sucking or other oral habits; </li></ul><ul><li>Crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth </li></ul>
  27. 27. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting; </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth breathing; </li></ul><ul><li>Finger sucking or other oral habits; </li></ul><ul><li>Crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Jaws that shift or make sounds </li></ul>
  28. 28. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Early or late loss of teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting; </li></ul><ul><li>Mouth breathing; </li></ul><ul><li>Finger sucking or other oral habits; </li></ul><ul><li>Crowding, misplaced or blocked-out teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Jaws that shift or make sounds; </li></ul><ul><li>Speech difficulty </li></ul>
  29. 29. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth </li></ul>
  30. 30. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth; </li></ul><ul><li>Protruding teeth </li></ul>
  31. 31. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth; </li></ul><ul><li>Protruding teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth that meet in an abnormal manner or don’t meet at all </li></ul>
  32. 32. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth; </li></ul><ul><li>Protruding teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth that meet in an abnormal manner or don’t meet at all; </li></ul><ul><li>Facial imbalance </li></ul>
  33. 33. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Biting the cheek or into the roof of the mouth; </li></ul><ul><li>Protruding teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth that meet in an abnormal manner or don’t meet at all; </li></ul><ul><li>Facial imbalance; </li></ul><ul><li>Grinding or clenching of the teeth </li></ul>
  34. 34. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Gummy smile </li></ul>
  35. 35. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Gummy smile; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in lip closure </li></ul>
  36. 36. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Gummy smile; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in lip closure; </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively worn or short teeth </li></ul>
  37. 37. Why Do People Need Braces? <ul><li>Gummy smile; </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in lip closure; </li></ul><ul><li>Excessively worn or short teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Missing, impacted or unerupted teeth. </li></ul>
  38. 38. How Does Orthodontics Work?
  39. 39. How Does Orthodontics Work? <ul><li>An evaluation of the problem is completed </li></ul>
  40. 40. How Does Orthodontics Work? <ul><li>An evaluation of the problem is completed; </li></ul><ul><li>A treatment plan is designed specifically for each patient </li></ul>
  41. 41. How Does Orthodontics Work? <ul><li>An evaluation of the problem is completed; </li></ul><ul><li>A treatment plan is designed specifically for each patient; </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodontic appliances are prescribed and designed to address the individual problems and concerns </li></ul>
  42. 42. How Does Orthodontics Work? <ul><li>An evaluation of the problem is completed; </li></ul><ul><li>A treatment plan is designed specifically for each patient; </li></ul><ul><li>Orthodontic appliances are prescribed and designed to address the individual problems and concerns; </li></ul><ul><li>Gentle, controlled pressure and tension is applied to the teeth which gently guides them into the desired position. </li></ul>
  43. 43. What About Maintenance?
  44. 44. What About Maintenance? <ul><li>Retainers are a critical part of the orthodontic treatment </li></ul>
  45. 45. What About Maintenance? <ul><li>Retainers are a critical part of the orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Help maintain the aligned position </li></ul>
  46. 46. What About Maintenance? <ul><li>Retainers are a critical part of the orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Help maintain the aligned position; </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth constantly change throughout life </li></ul>
  47. 47. What About Maintenance? <ul><li>Retainers are a critical part of the orthodontic treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Help maintain the aligned position; </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth constantly change throughout life; </li></ul><ul><li>Life-time wear recommended at night. </li></ul>
  48. 48. Will It Be Successful?
  49. 49. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>Planning is critical </li></ul>
  50. 50. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>Planning is critical; </li></ul><ul><li>A clear vision of the desired results is needed </li></ul>
  51. 51. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>Planning is critical; </li></ul><ul><li>A clear vision of the desired results is needed; </li></ul><ul><li>A pre-determined course of correction </li></ul>
  52. 52. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>Planning is critical; </li></ul><ul><li>A clear vision of the desired results is needed; </li></ul><ul><li>A pre-determined course of correction; </li></ul><ul><li>A logical progression of wires and elastics </li></ul>
  53. 53. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>Planning is critical; </li></ul><ul><li>A clear vision of the desired results is needed; </li></ul><ul><li>A pre-determined course of correction; </li></ul><ul><li>A logical progression of wires and elastics; </li></ul><ul><li>OUTSTANDING patient cooperation is critical </li></ul>
  54. 54. Will It Be Successful? <ul><li>With proper planning, attention to detail, and excellent patient cooperation, a beautiful, healthy smile can be achieved!! </li></ul>
  55. 55. Braces For All Ages?
  56. 56. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>What age is OK for Orthodontic treatment? </li></ul>
  57. 57. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Children should be seen by age 7 for an orthodontic evaluation </li></ul>
  58. 58. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Children should be seen by age 7 for an orthodontic evaluation; </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier intervention may be needed for severe dental/jaw problems </li></ul>
  59. 59. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Children should be seen by age 7 for an orthodontic evaluation; </li></ul><ul><li>Earlier intervention may be needed for severe dental/jaw problems; </li></ul><ul><li>It is much better to see the child early and place on observation, than to see the child later and miss an ideal opportunity to provide the best treatment! </li></ul>
  60. 60. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>At Braces By Bergh, we offer a complimentary initial exam including necessary photographs and x-rays </li></ul>
  61. 61. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>At Braces By Bergh, we offer a complimentary initial exam including necessary photographs and x-rays; </li></ul><ul><li>A $308 value provided at no charge </li></ul>
  62. 62. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>At Braces By Bergh, we offer a complimentary initial exam including necessary photographs and x-rays; </li></ul><ul><li>A $308 value provided at no charge; </li></ul><ul><li>No risk to you to find out if orthodontic treatment will work for you!! </li></ul>
  63. 63. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, too. </li></ul>
  64. 64. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, too; </li></ul><ul><li>With healthy teeth, bone and gums, orthodontic treatment can be done at any age </li></ul>
  65. 65. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, too; </li></ul><ul><li>With healthy teeth, bone and gums, orthodontic treatment can be done at any age; </li></ul><ul><li>We have many patients over age 60 that are undergoing orthodontic treatment!! </li></ul>
  66. 66. Braces For All Ages? <ul><li>Adults can benefit from orthodontic treatment, too; </li></ul><ul><li>With healthy teeth, bone and gums, orthodontic treatment can be done at any age; </li></ul><ul><li>We have many patients over age 60 that are undergoing orthodontic treatment!!. </li></ul><ul><li>Our oldest patients are in their 80’s. </li></ul>
  67. 67. Why Do Adults Get Braces?
  68. 68. Why Do Adults Get Braces? <ul><li>Taking care of your smile is a part of taking care of you! </li></ul>
  69. 69. Why Do Adults Get Braces? <ul><li>Taking care of your smile is a part of taking care of you! </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful, healthy smile conveys youth. </li></ul>
  70. 70. Why Do Adults Get Braces? <ul><li>Taking care of your smile is a part of taking care of you! </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful, healthy smile conveys youth; </li></ul><ul><li>A new smile can take years off your appearance </li></ul>
  71. 71. Why Do Adults Get Braces? <ul><li>Taking care of your smile is a part of taking care of you! </li></ul><ul><li>A beautiful, healthy smile conveys youth; </li></ul><ul><li>A new smile can take years off your appearance; </li></ul><ul><li>Your smile is one of your most important features. </li></ul>
  72. 72. Why Do Adults Get Braces? <ul><li>A recent study showed that more than 80% of Americans believed a person’s success was dependent upon the look of their smile!! </li></ul>
  73. 73. Are There Health Advantages To Adult Orthodontic Treatment?
  74. 74. Are There Health Advantages To Adult Orthodontic Treatment? <ul><li>More than just a beautiful smile, orthodontics can improve dental and physical health! </li></ul>
  75. 75. Are There Health Advantages To Adult Orthodontic Treatment? <ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can help in the adequate chewing of food </li></ul>
  76. 76. Are There Health Advantages To Adult Orthodontic Treatment? <ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can help in the adequate chewing of food; </li></ul><ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can reduce the long-term wear of the teeth </li></ul>
  77. 77. Are There Health Advantages To Adult Orthodontic Treatment? <ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can help in the adequate chewing of food; </li></ul><ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can reduce the long-term wear of the teeth; </li></ul><ul><li>Proper tooth alignment can help reduce the risk of heart attacks and strokes!! </li></ul>
  78. 78. Do Braces Hurt?
  79. 79. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Modern orthodontic treatment is more comfortable for patients than ever </li></ul>
  80. 80. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Modern orthodontic treatment is more comfortable for patients than ever; </li></ul><ul><li>New technology in wires and brackets result in less initial discomfort </li></ul>
  81. 81. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Modern orthodontic treatment is more comfortable for patients than ever; </li></ul><ul><li>New technology in wires and brackets result in less initial discomfort; </li></ul><ul><li>Brackets are smaller and easier to place </li></ul>
  82. 82. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Modern orthodontic treatment is more comfortable for patients than ever; </li></ul><ul><li>New technology in wires and brackets result in less initial discomfort; </li></ul><ul><li>Brackets are smaller and easier to place; </li></ul><ul><li>Archwires are more biologically compatible. </li></ul>
  83. 83. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Discomfort from braces is similar to that of working out at the gym – the first few days you know you’ve done something different, but then the body adapts and the discomfort disappears!! </li></ul>
  84. 84. Do Braces Hurt? <ul><li>Discomfort from braces is similar to that of working out at the gym – the first few days you know you’ve done something different, but then the body adapts and the discomfort disappears!! </li></ul><ul><li>Over-the-counter pain medication is generally adequate to ease the initial discomfort. </li></ul>
  85. 85. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take?
  86. 86. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>An average estimate will be between 18 and 30 months </li></ul>
  87. 87. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>An average estimate will be between 18 and 30 months; </li></ul><ul><li>Will depend significantly on patient cooperation </li></ul>
  88. 88. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>An average estimate will be between 18 and 30 months; </li></ul><ul><li>Will depend significantly on patient cooperation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping appointments </li></ul></ul>
  89. 89. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>An average estimate will be between 18 and 30 months; </li></ul><ul><li>Will depend significantly on patient cooperation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping appointments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brushing/flossing </li></ul></ul>
  90. 90. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>An average estimate will be between 18 and 30 months; </li></ul><ul><li>Will depend significantly on patient cooperation: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keeping appointments </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Brushing/flossing </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Following food/snack guidelines </li></ul></ul>
  91. 91. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? OrthoCAD iQ
  92. 92. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>High tech orthodontic diagnostic and treatment planning </li></ul>OrthoCAD iQ
  93. 93. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>High tech orthodontic diagnostic and treatment planning; </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the orthodontist the opportunity to precisely place the teeth in the desired position </li></ul>OrthoCAD iQ
  94. 94. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>High tech orthodontic diagnostic and treatment planning; </li></ul><ul><li>Allows the orthodontist the opportunity to precisely place the teeth in the desired position; </li></ul><ul><li>Braces are placed precisely on the teeth. </li></ul>OrthoCAD iQ
  95. 95. How Long Does Orthodontic Treatment Take? <ul><li>Decrease in treatment time </li></ul><ul><li>by </li></ul><ul><li>as much as 30% or more!! </li></ul>OrthoCAD iQ
  96. 96. Can All Adults Have Ortho?
  97. 97. Can All Adults Have Ortho? <ul><li>Most adults will qualify for orthodontic treatment. An adult patient should have a regular general dentist and be seen at least every 6 months during treatment </li></ul>
  98. 98. Can All Adults Have Ortho? <ul><li>Most adults will qualify for orthodontic treatment. An adult patient should have a regular general dentist and be seen at least every 6 months during treatment; </li></ul><ul><li>Some dentists may request more frequent cleaning visits during orthodontic treatment. </li></ul>
  99. 99. Can All Adults Have Ortho? <ul><li>There are certain instances where an adult will not qualify for orthodontic treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum problems </li></ul></ul>
  100. 100. Can All Adults Have Ortho? <ul><li>There are certain instances where an adult will not qualify for orthodontic treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodontal disease </li></ul></ul>
  101. 101. Can All Adults Have Ortho? <ul><li>There are certain instances where an adult will not qualify for orthodontic treatment: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Gum problems </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Periodontal disease </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Excessive tooth mobility </li></ul></ul>
  102. 102. Now, Here’s The Good News
  103. 103. You Won’t Be Stuck With The “Metal Mouth” Look…
  104. 104. You Won’t Be Stuck With The “Metal Mouth” Look… <ul><li>Although we have had patients who have been accused of looking like teenagers after the metal braces have been placed. </li></ul>
  105. 105. Options For Orthodontic “Braces”
  106. 106. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul>
  107. 107. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical braces most people are familiar with </li></ul></ul>
  108. 108. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical braces people are most familiar with; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal braces </li></ul></ul>
  109. 109. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical braces most people are familiar with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>conventional </li></ul></ul></ul>
  110. 110. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Typical braces most people are familiar with </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Metal braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Conventional </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Self-ligating </li></ul></ul></ul>
  111. 111. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – Gold coated </li></ul>
  112. 112. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear Braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teens and Adults </li></ul></ul></ul>
  113. 113. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – typical braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear Braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teens and Adults; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More fragile – made of porcelain, ceramic or crystal </li></ul></ul></ul>
  114. 114. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – typical braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear Braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teens and Adults </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More fragile – made of porcelain, ceramic or crystal; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment time may be longer </li></ul></ul></ul>
  115. 115. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – typical braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clear Braces </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Teens and Adults; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>More fragile – made of porcelain, ceramic or crystal; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Treatment time may be longer; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Staining – the brackets don’t stain, but the elasitc ties that hold the wire to the braces may stain; stay away from mustard and tomato sauces </li></ul></ul></ul>
  116. 116. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingual or concealed </li></ul></ul>
  117. 117. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingual or concealed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fit on the inside of the teeth </li></ul></ul></ul>
  118. 118. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Fixed braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lingual or concealed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Fit on the inside of the teeth </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Can be done both upper/lower or upper with outside lower braces </li></ul></ul></ul>
  119. 119. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Removable braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisalign </li></ul></ul>
  120. 120. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Removable braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisalign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear, plastic trays that gently guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the teeth into a new position </li></ul></ul></ul>
  121. 121. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Removable braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisalign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear, plastic trays that gently guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the teeth into a new position; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average treatment time is 12 months </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>according to Align technology </li></ul></ul></ul>
  122. 122. Options For Orthodontic “Braces” <ul><li>Removable braces – specialty braces </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Invisalign </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Clear, plastic trays that gently guide </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>the teeth into a new position; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Average treatment time is 12 months </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>according to Align technology; </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>75% of adult and adolescent patients </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>can be treated using Invisalign. </li></ul></ul></ul>
  123. 123. Finding an Orthodontist
  124. 124. Finding an Orthodontist <ul><li>Your general dentist can refer you to a trusted colleague </li></ul>
  125. 125. Finding an Orthodontist <ul><li>Your general dentist can refer you to a trusted colleague; </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit www.braces.org to find a certified orthodontist near you </li></ul>
  126. 126. Finding an Orthodontist <ul><li>Your general dentist can refer you to a trusted colleague; </li></ul><ul><li>You can visit www.braces.org to find a certified orthodontist; </li></ul><ul><li>Ask a close friend about their orthodontist, they should have no problem recommending the one they have seen. </li></ul>
  127. 127. Questions
  128. 128. Questions <ul><li>Please feel free to e-mail Dr. Bergh at [email_address] . Put slideshare question in the re: line </li></ul>

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