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Love Your Smile

July 19, 2012
Dr. Bhatia · Orthodontist - Orthodontist , The Maui Weekly

Q. My daughter had her braces removed when she was 13. Lately, it seems as though her lower teeth are looking crowded again. How can we fix this relapse?

A. It depends on how severe the problem is. If you are noticing minor changes and your daughter is wearing retainers, she may be able to have the wisdom teeth extracted and the retainer adjusted to get the teeth back in line. If, however, the teeth have moved a lot, it is likely that a retainer will not accomplish the necessary movement.

We can now straighten teeth without the hassle of metal brackets and wires using Invisalign Teen's clear aligners.

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Love Your Smile
… With Dr. Bhatia · Orthordontist

We currently have many adolescents and adults in treatment with Invisalign for exactly this problem.

For a more definitive diagnosis, come in for a complimentary consultation. We will take digital x-rays, a series of digital photo scans and then give you a comprehensive diagnosis on how we can help her.

Send questions to Dr. Bhatia on the Web at www.KiheiOrthodonticsMaui.com or www.LahainaOrthodonticsMaui.com. Kihei Orthodontics is located at 1280 S. Kihei Road, Ste. 206, in Kihei.

 
 

 

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