Before moving teeth with braces or orthopedic appliances evaluate the quality of the bone.

Orthodontists are valuable assets to our dental team.

The assessment of a dental treatment plan requires the evaluation of the patient’s periodontal condition.

Patients visit their family dentists in order to have beautiful smiles.

The smile we are told is an expression of your identity.

The number one expression of your identity is your ability to smile.

Moving teeth accomplishes two things, a beautiful smile and an improvement in our patients ability to speak efficiently and chew food.

A patient was seen in my emergency dental office KC because of spaces starting to show between the teeth.

Examination revealed movement of several teeth, it appeared due to moderate periodontitis.

Radiographs confirmed the initial diagnosis and the patient was referred to an orthodontist.

Before the orthodontist discussed moving teeth with the patient a second referral was made to a periodontist.

Periodontist treat maladies of the jawbones related to gum disease and bone loss.

It is important to understand the need to treat gum disease before braces are bonded to the teeth.

Orthodontic treatment can last for several years.

Before this treatment commences patients are taught proper oral hygiene instruction.

Properly carrying out oral hygiene instruction improves chances for a positive outcome and successful case.

Teeth that are unsalvageable are recommended for extraction.

The goal of dentistry is the preservation of oral health in general.

Dentists save teeth where feasible and remove those that harm the overall treatment of the patient.

Highly inflamed and infected teeth cause sulfuric gases and toxins that form free radicals in the body.

These toxins should be treated and removed form the body to improve the patient’s ¬†health.

After restoring the oral cavity to a healthier state will you be able to entertain moving teeth.

Orthodontists are unable to place bands and brackets on unhealthy teeth.

Unhealthy teeth can move out of minimal bone in the later stages of gum disease.

This defeats the orthodontic treatment’s purpose and successful completion of the case.

Dentists and patients are advised to proceed with caution where there are advanced stages of gum disease.

Treatment plans are designed with safeguards in place for our patients.

Every consideration is taken to also make the dental treatment plan cost effective.

Treatment plans that do not keep the budget of patients in mind are never started or completed when moving teeth.

From the Diary of my enlightenment,

A.L. Clark, D.D.S.

Reference: Haywood Hambrick, D.D.S. <> Orthodontist. Clarence Simmons, D.D.S. <> Orthodontist

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