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Diagnosis & Treatment

Issues we treat and how we treat them

Life is busy. So we make sure your first visit to Vivid Orthodontics for orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning is as efficient and informative as possible.

During that first visit we collect necessary records, offer a diagnosis and present orthodontic treatment options and their costs. Before your first appointment is over, you’ll know whether you need treatment and what we can do to improve your teeth and health.

Everyone’s mouth is different, which means your orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning will be as unique as you are.

overbite

Overbites

Upper teeth protrude out over the lower teeth.
underbite

Underbites

The opposite of the overbite, lower teeth are too far out in front of upper teeth.
crowding teeth

Crowding

Teeth are “crowded” too close together, leaving no gaps.
spaced teeth

Spacing

The gaps between teeth are too wide.
crossbite teeth

Crossbites

Upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth close to the tongue.
open bite teeth

Openbites

Gaps between the upper and lower teeth that occur when a patient bites together.

Orthodontic treatment options

dad and son pretending to fly

Braces that can’t be put in a box

While braces are the most common orthodontic treatment for both children and adults, we have multiple options to fit your style – so live free and express yourself.

  • Make a fun statement by showing off colorful bands with traditional braces.
  • Go undercover with clear and ceramic braces that blend in with the color of your teeth, making them virtually invisible.
  • Disappear in thin air with Invisalign® — a popular treatment that offers an invisible look and makes cleaning your teeth easier.
boy and girl running with a kite

When your braces need a sidekick

In addition to braces, we sometimes have to use additional orthodontic treatment options in order to correct a variety of issues:

  • Bite plates are used to correct overbites or deep bites.
  • Distalizers correct overbites before braces are used.
  • Headgear can be prescribed both during or before braces are used to correct overbites or underbites in growing children.
  • Lip bumpers create space for crowded lower teeth.
  • Maxillary expanders are used to help treat crossbites or a narrow upper jaw.
  • Fixed or removable retainers help ensure your teeth stay in place once treatment is complete.
  • Space maintainers hold space for a permanent tooth and guide it into place when children are missing a baby tooth.
  • Splints reposition the jaw to help patients experiencing jaw symptoms.

Ask Away

If you have a question about your teeth or orthodontic diagnosis and treatment planning options, get in touch at (920) 739-2400.

We’re ready to help, with or without a dentist’s referral.

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