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Mark Makela D.D.S., PC
...Some of our dental services include teeth whitening treatments, Crown, Invisalign orthodontics, and Dental Veneers...

Matching Game: Which Smile Design Technique Is Right for You?
... Words to match: Whitening Bonding Enamel shaping Orthodontics Veneers Crowns and bridgework Implants Gum contouring ______ is a minor surgical procedure in which we alter the position of the gum tissue and sometimes even the underlying bone...

Clear Orthodontic Aligners: Are They Right For You?
...You can learn more by reading the Dear Doctor magazine article “Clear Orthodontic Aligners: An Alternative for Adult Orthodontics...

Porcelain Veneers are a Viable Option for Smile Transformation
...Some form of orthodontics may be needed initially for these situations...

Preserve Your Teeth as They Age and Avoid Excessive Wear
...How to accomplish that goal depends on your individual circumstance: treatments could include such things as orthodontics to correct bite problems that contribute to abnormal wear, considering restoring worn teeth with new crowns or fillings, or reducing grinding or clenching with nocturnal mouth guards or some form of stress-relief therapy...

Smile Transformation Begins and Ends With Smile Design
...In some cases, orthodontics may be necessary to correct bad bites or other malformations of your oral structures...

Removing Certain Teeth can Benefit Orthodontic Treatment
... Damaged teeth in need of replacement may also be removed before orthodontics and certainly more desirable — if any tooth needed to be removed, you would always choose a damaged tooth first...

Porcelain Veneers
...For example, if you have significantly misaligned teeth or a large gap, orthodontics might be a more appropriate solution than veneers...

Invisalign
Home > Services > Invisalign Invisalign When you hear the word “orthodontics,” what comes to mind...

Removing Teeth Could Improve an Orthodontic Outcome
...It may be necessary in these cases to maintain the space at the missing tooth site for a future restoration once the orthodontics is completed...

Treating TMD Like Other Joint-Related Problems
...Such treatments include orthodontics to realign teeth, crown or bridgework, or surgical treatment to the jaw or joint itself...

Closing the Gap Between Front Teeth Can Create a More Attractive Smile
... The order of treatment is important — if you remove the frenum tissue first, any resulting scar tissue could prevent closing the gap with orthodontics...

Master Illusionist Benefits from the Magic of Orthodontics
...” Orthodontics — the dental subspecialty focused on treating malocclusions (literally “bad bites”) — can indeed make life-changing improvements...

A Bonded Retainer Could be a Preferred Choice over a Removable One
... If you would like more information on orthodontics and retainers, please contact us or schedule an appointment for a consultation...

Get Ahead of Bite Problems with Interceptive Orthodontics
...We often can through interceptive orthodontics...

Removing Teeth Could Improve the Outcome for a Crowded Bite
...Since targeted extraction for orthodontics is time-sensitive, you should have your child's bite evaluated by an orthodontist by age 7 to see if any action is necessary...

Watch Out for Signs of Gum Recession
...And you might also consider orthodontics for improperly positioned teeth that could not only improve your smile, but also your gum health...

People Born with Missing Teeth can Still Gain a Beautiful Smile
... There is a way to treat this with orthodontics and cosmetic dentistry that will transform that person's smile while restoring better mouth function too...

Palatal Expansion Could Head Off Future Orthodontic Treatment
People mainly identify orthodontics with braces...

3 Questions You Should Ask Before Undergoing Adult Orthodontics
... But although orthodontics can be performed at any age, it's not a minor undertaking...

3 Ways Orthodontic Techniques Could Prevent a Poor Bite
...Thanks to interceptive orthodontics, we may be able to intervene much earlier and eliminate or reduce the degree of difficulty with treatment...

Glossary
... Orthodontics - A field of dentistry that deals with tooth and jaw alignment...

Braces (Orthodontia)
... About Braces Orthodontics is a field of dentistry that deals with corrections involving jaw and teeth alignment...