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Your Smile Ortho R Us Presentation

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Your Smile Ortho R Us Presentation

  1. 1. Lillian Ho, DDS, Inc . O r t h o d o n t i c s R U s
  2. 2. <ul><li>Can lead to </li></ul><ul><li>Tooth decay </li></ul><ul><li>Gum disease </li></ul><ul><li>Tooth loss. </li></ul>
  3. 3. <ul><li>Diagnosis </li></ul><ul><li>Prevention </li></ul><ul><li>Treatment </li></ul>A Dental Specialist of dental and facial irregularities.
  4. 4. All orthodontists are dentists. Only 6% of dentists are orthodontists.
  5. 5. <ul><li>2-3 years academic specialty training. </li></ul>A Dental Specialist
  6. 6. Works with your dentist.
  7. 7. <ul><li>Children </li></ul><ul><li>Teens </li></ul><ul><li>Adults. </li></ul>Treats all ages
  8. 8. Teeth are crowded, irregular or poorly spaced. Class I
  9. 9. Class II Overbite.
  10. 10. Class III Underbite.
  11. 11. <ul><li>Crowding </li></ul><ul><li>Teeth that protrude </li></ul><ul><li>Extra teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Spacing </li></ul><ul><li>Missing teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Uneven jaw growth. </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Thumb sucking </li></ul><ul><li>Dental disease </li></ul><ul><li>Baby teeth lost too early or late </li></ul><ul><li>Accidents. </li></ul>
  13. 13. <ul><li>Tooth decay </li></ul><ul><li>Gum disease </li></ul><ul><li>Tooth loss </li></ul><ul><li>Poor self-esteem </li></ul>An uncorrected bad bite may lead to
  14. 14. An uncorrected bad bite may lead to <ul><li>Abnormal wear of teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing and speaking </li></ul><ul><li>Stress on bone and gum tissue. </li></ul>
  15. 15. <ul><li>Early or late loss of baby teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty in chewing or biting </li></ul><ul><li>Breathing through the mouth </li></ul><ul><li>Thumb-sucking beyond age 6 </li></ul><ul><li>Crowded, misplaced or blocked-out teeth. </li></ul>Signs your child may need to see an orthodontist
  16. 16. Signs your child may need to see an orthodontist <ul><li>A jaw that is too far forward or back </li></ul><ul><li>Protruding teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Upper and lower teeth that don’t meet, or meet in an abnormal way </li></ul><ul><li>An unbalanced facial appearance </li></ul><ul><li>Grinding or clenching of the teeth. </li></ul>
  17. 17. Problems To Watch For in Growing Children
  18. 18. No later than Age 7.
  19. 19. <ul><li>Check problems with teeth or jaw growth </li></ul><ul><li>Determine if treatment is needed </li></ul><ul><li>Advise when treatment should start. </li></ul>
  20. 20. <ul><li>Immediate treatment may not be recommended </li></ul><ul><li>May monitor your child’s development. </li></ul>
  21. 21. When advised, early orthodontic treatment may be beneficial.
  22. 23. Guide the growth of young bones.
  23. 24. Removable or fixed Braces or Invisalign
  24. 25. Gentle pressure over time.
  25. 26. Active Treatment.
  26. 27. 1 – 3 Years Varies by <ul><li>Severity of problem </li></ul><ul><li>Patient compliance </li></ul><ul><li>Oral hygiene. </li></ul>
  27. 28. Best Results <ul><li>Avoid hard or sticky foods </li></ul><ul><li>Follow instructions </li></ul><ul><li>Keep appointments. </li></ul>
  28. 29. Keep the teeth in their new positions.
  29. 30. Many patients continue periodic orthodontic visits.
  30. 31. <ul><li>Orthodontist </li></ul><ul><li>Dentist </li></ul><ul><li>Other dental specialists as needed. </li></ul>
  31. 32. 1 in 5 new patients is an adult.
  32. 33. Problems To Watch For in Adults
  33. 34. Your orthodontist will consider the health of your: <ul><li>Teeth </li></ul><ul><li>Gums </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Bone. </li></ul>
  34. 35. Looking Good with Invisalign <ul><li>Nearly invisible </li></ul><ul><li>Removable during treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Fit your life style </li></ul>
  35. 37. <ul><li>Smaller </li></ul><ul><li>Less noticeable </li></ul><ul><li>More comfortable. </li></ul>
  36. 38. <ul><li>Fun new designs </li></ul><ul><li>Choice of colors. </li></ul>
  37. 39. Dependent upon <ul><li>Type of problem </li></ul><ul><li>Complexity of treatment </li></ul><ul><li>Length of treatment. </li></ul>
  38. 40. More affordable than ever <ul><li>Lifetime benefits </li></ul><ul><li>A great value! </li></ul>
  39. 41. Successful orthodontic treatment is the result of TEAMWORK. Orthodontist Family Dentist Patient Patient’s Parents Orthodontic Staff
  40. 42. The orthodontist provides the expertise.
  41. 43. The family dentist monitors the health of the teeth and gums.
  42. 44. The patient carefully follows instructions.
  43. 45. The results can be dramatic.
  44. 46. The results can be dramatic. Before During After
  45. 47. A new smile. Before After
  46. 48. New confidence. Before After
  47. 49. New confidence. Before After
  48. 50. Better oral health. Before After
  49. 51. Better oral health. Before After
  50. 52. 8163 E. Wardlow Rd. Long Beach, CA 90808 (562) 430 8887 <ul><li>Smile With Style </li></ul>Visit Us At Lillian Ho, DDS, Inc.

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