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Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
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Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
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Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide
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Orthodontics 101 - A Consumer's Guide

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A consumer's guide to information about braces, Invisalign and orthodontic treatment.

A consumer's guide to information about braces, Invisalign and orthodontic treatment.

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

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