First and foremost, balance and harmony of the face is so very important.
Each patient wants a beautiful, balanced face and a gorgeous smile.
Orthodontists should not create faces with the teeth so protruded that the
patient cannot close his/her mouth without straining the musculature.

A dentition must function properly with canine protected occlusion as the jaw is moved from side to side. Our patients receive removable retainers when braces are removed. They do not wear these retainers all of their life. The following photos of "former" patients who were treated in the mid 70's and who were recalled for records attest to what we are trying to do. They have gorgeous smiles and healthy, "straight" teeth.


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