Orthodontics

Because we offer general dentistry and orthodontics, we can save you time and money versus making multiple trips to different offices.

Dr. Newby has practiced orthodontics for 30 years and has completed over 2000 orthodontic cases. His philosophy is early intervention and non-extraction of teeth whenever possible. He strives to develop broad dental arches in order to produce beautiful smiles. He is named one of only about 50 Diplomates by the American Orthodontic Society, the society’s highest level of achievement. To receive this honor, Dr. Newby completed over 500 orthodontic continuing education hours, passed a comprehensive written examination, and presented 10 completed difficult orthodontic cases for examination by his peers. In addition, Dr. Newby was co-awarded the 2010 Orthodontic Case of the Year by the American Orthodontic Society.

Dr. Newby believes the art of producing nicely finished orthodontic cases is in proper diagnosis and treatment planning. He attempts to fulfill five goals when treating an orthodontic patient:

  1. Broad dental arches and full smiles
  2. Correct occlusion (bite)
  3. Attractive, balanced faces
  4. Healthy temporomandibular joints
  5. Elimination of dysfunctional habits (tongue thrusting, mouth breathing, finger and thumb sucking, etc.)

The following tools may be used in the treatment of your orthodontic case: Orthopedic appliances to help broaden the arches and to affect positive skeletal changes, braces and wires to align the teeth, and orthodontic mini screws (temporary anchorage devices) to more effectively move teeth in some cases.

Two cases shown below treated by Dr. Newby will demonstrate the attainment of the five goals when treating an orthodontic/orthopedic case.

Case 1
Goal 1: Broad Arches and a Full Smile

Note the change in size and symmetry of the arch forms:

Upper Arch


Before


After


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After

Lower Arch


Before


After


Before


After

Goal 2: Correct Occlusion (bite)

-Notice the correct interdigitation (bite) of the posterior teeth

Goal 3: An Attractive and Balanced Face


Note the ideal facial proportion aided by
orthopedic/orthodontic treatment and growth


Note the ideal lower facial proportion aided by
orthopedic/orthodontic treatment and growth.

Note in the starting picture below how the lower jaw is significantly behind the vertical line and the upper lip angle is 15 degrees. Note in the finish picture how the lower jaw is slightly ahead of the vertical line and the upper lip angle is 30 degrees. The ideal upper lip angle is 15-30 degrees. The lower jaw advancement was achieved by orthopedic/orthodontic treatment and growth.


Start


Finish

The pictures below show facial development at 11, 16, and 19 years of age:


Age 11


Age 16


Age 19

Goal 4: Healthy Temporomandibular Joints

At Mount Hope Dental, we take 3-Dimensional scans to thoroughly evaluate proper joint position. Please see our page on "3D Imaging" for more information.

Goal 5: Elimination of Dysfunctional Habit

There were no dysfunctional habits to deal with in this case.


Case 2
Goal 1: Broad Arches and a Full Smile

Note the change in size and symmetry of the arch forms

Upper Arch


Before


After


Before


After

Lower Arch


Before


After


Before


After

After orthodontic treatment was completed by Dr. Newby, he placed an implant where the maxillary (upper) left lateral incisor was missing. He then fabricated and cemented an E4D crown onto the implant. An E4D 360 degree veneer was placed on the small maxillary (upper) right lateral incisor to restore proper size and shape of this tooth.


X-ray of mini implant in place supporting maxillary (upper) left lateral incisor E4D Crown

Goal 2: Correct Occlusion (bite)

-Notice the correct interdigitation (bite) of the posterior teeth.

Goal 3: An Attractive and Balanced Face


Note the ideal facial proportion aided by orthopedic/orthodontic treatment and growth.


Note the ideal lower facial proportion aided by orthopedic/orthodontic treatment and growth

Note in the starting picture below the upper lip angle is 27 degrees. Note in the finish picture how the lower jaw is slightly ahead of the vertical line and the upper lip angle is 35 degrees:


Start


Finish

The pictures below show facial development at 11, 14, and 16 years of age:


Age 11


Age 14


Age 16

Goal 4: Healthy Temporomandibular Joints

At Mount Hope Dental, we take 3-Dimensional scans to thoroughly evaluate proper joint position. Please see our page on "3D Imaging" for more information.

Goal 5: Elimination of Dysfunctional Habits

There were no dysfunctional habits to deal with in this case.

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