Ortho Tx: What Happens with Ortho Tx?

3. The status of the tooth supporting tissues can be changed

The dental arch received its name because the teeth are arranged in a horseshoe shape from the back teeth on one side to the front teeth to the back teeth on the other side.

Some teeth may be rotated, tipped, high, low, or out of the dental arch. All of these problems are correctable with orthodontic treatment, which changes the thickness and height of the gum and alveolar bone (tooth supporting bone). Thus, tooth movement directly affects the shape of the tooth supporting bone and that of the gum surrounding the teeth.

Before treatment: Age 32
This is a patient suffering from advanced periodontal disease. Especially with teeth protruding from the ideal arch form of teeth, the gum is further receded.
After 0rtho Tx: Age 34
With the corrected teeth arrangement, the shape as well as the position of the gum is beginning to be in balance.
After restoration: Age 35
Here is the result with proper teeth alignment and improved gum condition. How does this compare with the initial image before treatment?
10 years after: Age 45
Because the jaw position was corrected and the teeth were aligned accordingly, teeth positioning is stable. Furthermore, the gum condition is continuously improving with time.