At Goshgarian Orthodontics, we provide a variety of treatments for common orthodontic problems. We strive to meet your individual needs and offer quality care to each of our patients. We invite you to call our office at 847-295-3370 to schedule your consultation with our experienced orthodontist, Dr. Ara Goshgarian, and learn more about common orthodontic treatments in Lake Forest and Gurnee, Illinois.
- Palatal Expander
- Retainer Instructions
- Surgical Orthodontics
- Two-Phase Treatment
Crowding of the Teeth
The patient started treatment at age 11 and wore braces for 26 months. He loves his new smile.
Deep overbite – Lower front teeth bite into palate
This adult patient, age 25, required braces and jaw surgery to correct his severe overbite, with treatment taking two years. His problem could have been corrected without surgery if he had been treated before he was a teenager.
Underbite – Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth
The patient’s underbite was causing her jaw joint discomfort and excessive wear patterns on her teeth. After about 30 months of treatment starting at age 32, she now finds smiling and chewing much easier.
Overjet – Protruding front teeth
At age ten, the patient had a significant overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom. She had two phases of treatment. The first helped her jaws to grow more harmoniously and the second aligned her teeth and bite. At age 13, she was proudly displaying her new smile.
The patient’s parents were concerned about the aesthetics and health of the erupting permanent teeth when they brought him to the orthodontist at age eight. The lower front teeth were crowded and touching the palate, and the upper front teeth were extremely displaced from their normal positions. After 12 months of Phase-One treatment with an expander and partial braces, the patient’s appearance and dental function were vastly improved.
Open bite – Front teeth don’t touch
The patient sucked her thumb as a young child. She started treatment at age 13. She had braces and a special appliance — called a crib — to retrain the tongue, for 28 months. Now she can bite the lettuce out of a sandwich.
Missing lateral incisors
This patient’s lateral incisors were congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the teeth into their correct positions, then the missing teeth were replaced with bonded “Maryland” bridges.
Spacing of teeth
The patient was bothered by the spaces between his teeth. Braces closed the spaces and gave him an ideal bite in 24 months. Special glued-in retainers help keep the spaces closed.
Sometimes braces are not needed for noticeable improvements in tooth alignment. This patient was first seen at age seven for crowding of the lower permanent teeth. A procedure was performed to reduce the width of the adjacent baby teeth and the permanent incisors aligned on their own in nine months.