Pet Orthodontics

Pet Orthodontics

At Animal Dental Care & Oral Surgery, we specialize in ensuring your pets have optimal oral health, including addressing occlusion-related concerns. Occlusion, the relationship between the teeth of the maxilla and mandibles, plays a crucial role in your pet’s overall well-being when their mouth is closed.

Many dogs and cats experience painful malocclusions from a young age, and our dedicated team is here to provide expert orthodontic care tailored to each patient’s unique needs. Our comprehensive orthodontic treatments encompass various approaches such as acrylic appliances, elastic chains, or extractions, ensuring that there is always a viable treatment option available for pets with painful malocclusions.

At Animal Dental Care & Oral Surgery, we understand the importance of individualized care. Each treatment plan is meticulously crafted to achieve a pain-free and functional occlusion as swiftly as possible, promoting your pet’s well-being.

Our expertise in pet orthodontics extends to:

  1. Bite Evaluations: Thorough assessments to understand and address bite issues.
  2. Genetic Counseling: Providing valuable insights and guidance regarding genetic factors influencing occlusion.
  3. Orthodontic Treatments: Employing a range of techniques to alleviate painful malocclusions and ensure a pain-free and functional bite for every patient.

Contact us today to schedule a consultation and embark on the journey to optimal oral health for your furry companions.

Correction of Base Narrow Permanent Teeth

We are dedicated to addressing the correction of base narrow permanent (adult) lower canine teeth, a prevalent malocclusion issue that can cause significant discomfort.

One of the most frequently encountered dental issues is the presence of base narrow lower canine teeth. This condition involves the lower fangs protruding into the soft tissues of the palate, causing discomfort and potentially impacting surrounding teeth. It is crucial to address this malocclusion promptly, as it can manifest with both deciduous (baby) and permanent teeth.

Treatment Options: Our specialty clinic offers a range of effective treatment options tailored to correct base narrow lower canine teeth. These include:

  1. Composite Tip Extensions:
    • A precise and minimally invasive procedure to adjust the position of the lower canines.
  2. Acrylic Incline Planes:
    • Customized planes designed to realign the lower canines and prevent further trauma to surrounding tissues.
  3. Crown Reductions with Pulp Caps:
    • A meticulous technique involving the reduction of crown size along with protective measures for the pulp.

If you have specific questions or would like to schedule a consultation, please do not hesitate to reach out via email or phone.

Take the first step towards a pain-free and properly aligned smile. Trust our expertise in correcting base narrow lower canine teeth for a healthier and more comfortable dental experience.

Correction of Base Narrow Primary Teeth

Unlock the potential for optimal oral health in your pets with our specialized interceptive orthodontics treatment. We understand the significance of addressing retained deciduous (baby) teeth and abnormalities in the positioning of permanent teeth, both of which can cause discomfort and require timely intervention.

Treatment Options for Base Narrow Lower Canine Teeth

In cases where base narrow lower canine teeth are observed in puppies, we offer comprehensive solutions. We recognize that preventing the recurrence of similar conditions in permanent teeth is essential.

A cutting-edge treatment for puppies is an approach involving curved composite tip extensions. By orthodontically tipping the baby teeth into a more normal position, we pave the way for the eruption of permanent canine teeth into a natural and comfortable alignment. This not only addresses current issues but also sets the stage for long-term dental well-being.

Key Advantages of Our Technique:

  1. Enhanced Comfort: Our treatment aims not only to alleviate discomfort but also to ensure lasting relief by addressing the root cause.
  2. Prevention of Recurrence: Unlike traditional methods, our approach is designed to minimize the likelihood of similar conditions arising in permanent teeth.
  3. Timely Intervention: For optimal results, the placement of curved composite tip extensions is recommended no later than 14 weeks of age, with a preference for placement around 12 weeks or earlier.

At Animal Dental Care & Oral Surgery, we are committed to delivering advanced and compassionate care for your pets. Contact us today to learn more about how our orthodontics services can contribute to the well-being of your pets.

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