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 […]


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 […]