Handling Orthodontic Emergencies

Handling Orthodontic Emergencies The following orthodontic emergencies and their treatments are listed in the order of the least severe to the most severe. Only the most severe emergencies may require immediate attention by an orthodontist. The majority of these are easily treated with a follow-up by the patient’s orthodontist. 1. Food caught Between Teeth This […]

Mandibular Prognathism

Habsburg jaw / Austrian lip: Pathologic mandibular prognathism is a potentially disfiguring genetic disorder where the lower jaw outgrows the upper, resulting in an extended chin. It is sometimes a result of acromegaly. This condition is colloquially known as Habsburg jaw, Habsburg lip or Austrian Lip. The trait is easily traceable in portraits of Habsburg family members. The traits that were common to […]

HEALTHY TEETH CAN BE MOVED AT ANY AGE

Dr. Prathima Adusumilli Offers Information to Adults Considering Orthodontic Treatment Millions of people in the United States and Canada are currently being treated by members of the American Association of Orthodontists (AAO). One in five patients is an adult. Orthodontic treatment moves teeth in the same way for a 75-year old as it does for […]

April is the National Facial Protection Month!

As a member of the AAO, I want to help make sure my patients and their teammates are properly protected from sports-related injuries to teeth, mouth and face. Simple and relatively inexpensive protective sports gear – such as mouth guards – can make a big difference in reducing or preventing oral injuries. Researchers found the […]

Gaps in Teeth

Spacing or Gaps in Teeth are an indication for Orthodontic treatment. Patients with severe, moderate or even mild spaces should seek orthodontic treatment and obtain space closure to enable healthy periodontium and bone support to the teeth. Teeth with spacing in the midline is called as Diastema which can be caused due to low frenal […]

“DIY” Orthodontic Treatment

Consumers Cautioned about “DIY” Orthodontic Treatment The American Association of Orthodontists is urging consumers to beware of Internet videos and websites which encourage people to try and straighten their own teeth. Moving teeth is a medical procedure and needs personal supervision by an orthodontist. Please be wary of any suggestions to move teeth with rubber […]

White Spot Lesions: Prevention and management during the Orthodontic treatment

White spot lesions are one of the common complications of fixed orthodontic treatment. The responsibility of an orthodontist is to minimize the risk of the patient having decalcification as a consequence of orthodontic treatment by educating and motivating the patients for excellent oral hygiene practice. Prophylaxis with topical fluoride application should be implemented: high-fluoride toothpastes, […]

Coral Orthodontics – Celebrating 1st Anniversary

At Coral Orthodontics we are celebrating our one year anniversary in September. Parkland resident, Dr. Prathima Adusumilli and her friendly staff welcome everyone to join their celebrations in the whole month of September. Please drop by our office to meet the Dr and staff for office tour and complimentary gifts. At Coral Orthodontics, we believe […]

Interceptive Orthodontics – Serial dental Extraction

The American Association of Orthodontics recommends for Orthodontic checkups no later than 7 years of age. Interceptive Orthodontics is defined as that phase of Orthodontics employed to recognize and eliminate potential irregularities and malpositions of the developing dento-facial complex. The procedures undertaken in Interceptive Orthodontics include: 1. Serial Extraction 2. Correction of developing cross bite […]