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Dr. Randy Gittess: Your Smile Presentaion

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With decades of experience and hundreds of happy clients, Dr. Randy Gittess in Winter Springs (close to Orlando Florida) is the "go-to" orthodontist for you to call. For more information about braces or other orthodontist related topics, visit http://www.gittessbraces.com/ or call 407-699-1200

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Dr. Randy Gittess: Your Smile Presentaion

  1. 1. Can lead to • Tooth decay • Gum disease • Tooth loss.
  2. 2. A Dental Specialist • Diagnosis • Prevention • Treatment of dental and facial irregularities.
  3. 3. All orthodontists are dentists. About 6% of dentists are orthodontists.
  4. 4. A Dental Specialist • 2-3 years academic specialty training.
  5. 5. Works with your dentist.
  6. 6. Treats all ages • Children • Teens • Adults.
  7. 7. Dr. Edward Angle pioneered a system of categorizing dental irregularities.
  8. 8. Dr. Edward Angle founded the AAO.
  9. 9. Class I Teeth are crowded, irregular or poorly spaced.
  10. 10. Class II Overbite.
  11. 11. Class III Underbite.
  12. 12. • Crowding • Teeth that protrude • Extra teeth • Spacing • Missing teeth • Uneven jaw growth.
  13. 13. • Thumb sucking • Dental disease • Baby teeth lost too early or late • Accidents.
  14. 14. An uncorrected bad bite may lead to • Tooth decay • Gum disease • Tooth loss • Poor self-esteem
  15. 15. An uncorrected bad bite may lead to • Abnormal wear of teeth • Difficulty in chewing and speaking • Stress on bone and gum tissue.
  16. 16. Signs your child may need to see an orthodontist • Early or late loss of baby teeth • Difficulty in chewing or biting • Breathing through the mouth • Thumb-sucking beyond age 6 • Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth.
  17. 17. Signs your child may need to see an orthodontist • A jaw that is too far forward or back • Protruding teeth • Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way • An unbalanced facial appearance • Grinding or clenching of the teeth.
  18. 18. No later than Age 7.
  19. 19. • Check problems with teeth or jaw growth • Determine if treatment is needed • Advise when treatment should start.
  20. 20. • Immediate treatment may not be recommended • May monitor your child’s development.
  21. 21. When advised, early orthodontic treatment may be beneficial.
  22. 22. Guide the growth of young bones.
  23. 23. Removable or fixed.
  24. 24. Gentle pressure over time.
  25. 25. Active Treatment.
  26. 26. 1 – 3 Years Varies by • Severity of problem • Patient compliance • Oral hygiene.
  27. 27. Best Results • Avoid hard or sticky foods • Follow instructions • Keep appointments.
  28. 28. Keep the teeth in their new positions.
  29. 29. Many patients continue periodic orthodontic visits.
  30. 30. • Orthodontist • Dentist • Other dental specialists as needed.
  31. 31. 1 in 5 new patients is an adult.
  32. 32. Your orthodontist will consider the health of your: • Teeth • Gums • Supporting Bone.
  33. 33. • Smaller • Less noticeable • More comfortable.
  34. 34. • Fun new designs • Choice of colors.
  35. 35. Dependent upon • Type of problem • Complexity of treatment • Length of treatment.
  36. 36. More affordable than ever • Lifetime benefits • A great value!
  37. 37. Successful orthodontic treatment is the result of TEAMWORK. Orthodontist Family Dentist Patient Orthodontic Staff Patient’s Parents
  38. 38. The orthodontist provides the expertise.
  39. 39. The family dentist monitors the health of the teeth and gums.
  40. 40. The patient carefully follows instructions.
  41. 41. Before During After The results can be dramatic.
  42. 42. After Before A new smile.
  43. 43. Before After Before New confidence. After
  44. 44. Before After Before Better oral health. After

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