April 26, 2019

This case demonstrates what orthodontic treatment is all about: improving both esthetics & function, and truly making a difference in one’s smile. In the initial photos, you can appreciate the severity of dental crowding, whereby the patient’s right side canines are co...

April 15, 2019

At #nemesortho, we always strive to make our patients happy 😁. Sometimes patients desire focusing on one arch (i.e, upper or lower teeth only). For various reasons, be it financial or due to orthodontic treatment in the past, limited treatment can be a great option....

January 28, 2019

This patient initially presented with a deep overbite and large Diastema (Gap) between his upper front teeth. Patients with these presentations will often ask me if they can just close their upper Gap with upper arch treatment only. In some cases where minimal correcti...

November 13, 2018

Did you know that in addition to closing spaces and straightening crooked teeth, orthodontic treatment can also increase the amount of teeth showing in your smile.  

By increasing the amount of the upper incisors (front teeth) that are visible in one’s smile, it ca...

May 1, 2018

This patient initially presented with a history of early primary tooth loss, resulting in severe dental crowding and a blocked out permanent pre-molar. You can see from the initial photos, the black arrow is pointing to where the pre-molar should erupt. However, since...

April 25, 2018

Parents always ask me when is the best time to start orthodontic treatment for their children. My answer is fairly consistent: If there are no early signs of problems in dental development, I always prefer to wait until patients are close to being in full permanent den...

March 18, 2018

This patient initially presented with blocked out lateral incisors, dental crowding and a tapered maxillary arch form. Check out this patient’s improvement in arch width and dental alignment as they progressed through orthodontic treatment. The final photo shows straig...

March 14, 2018

Here is an adult case presenting with crossbite of a small peg lateral with insufficient space for ideal alignment into the maxillary arch. Orthodontic treatment involved placement of upper braces to increase space for the blocked out tooth to come in while preserving...

August 29, 2017

As I welcome my newborn son this week, my wife and I are getting into the routine of feeding, changing diapers, and survival mode. Part of this survival mode is the urge to shove a shiny plastic pacifier in his cute little mouth just to get a few moments of rest. While...

July 19, 2017

Quick tip on keeping your gums pink and healthy while wearing braces or fixed retainer wires:

You can pick up one of these 2 products at any local Provigo or Walmart. Plackers orthopik have a thin end specifically to get under an Ortho wire and super floss helps to ge...

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