Common Treatments

Treatment for Crowding of the Teeth in Dutchess County, NY

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Patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.

 

Treatment for Open Bite in Beacon, NY

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After

This patient sucked her thumb as a young child. As a result, the front teeth were not able to touch when she tried to bite down. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.

 

Treatment for Deep Overbite in Patterson, NY

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After

This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, which causes the upper teeth to bite into the palate. His treatment took two years to complete, and his condition could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.

 

Treatment for Missing Lateral Incisors in Fishkill, NY

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After

This patient's lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded "Maryland" bridges.

 

Treatment for Underbite in Pleasant Valley, NY

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After

This patient's underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her top teeth. After about 30 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.

 

Treatment for Spacing of the Teeth in Poughkeepsie, NY

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After

Patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 24 months. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.

 

Treatment for Protruding Front Teeth in Wappingers Falls, NY

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After

At age ten, patient had a big overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.

 

Orthodontic Treatment without Braces in Beacon, NY

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Sometimes braces are not needed to get noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.

 

Phase-One Orthodontic Treatment in Dutchess County, NY

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Patient's parents were concerned about both aesthetics and the health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, patient's appearance and dental function was vastly improved.

 

 

Cigna Orthodontics offers Traditional/Clear Braces, Invisalign, and Invisalign Teen. We proudly serve Dutchess County, NY and the communities of Hopewell Junction, Beacon, Fishkill, Wappingers, Poughkeepsie, LaGrangeville, Pleasant Valley, Millbrook, Salt Point, Hyde Park, Pawling, Dover Plains, Wingdale, Poughquag, Holmes, Stormville, Brewster, Carmel, Patterson, and many others!

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