Put Your Best Smile Forward
Every time you bite, you use them. They’re also the foundation of your smile. There’s no question that your front teeth perform some essential daily functions. Sometimes they can become stuck inside your gums and fail to grow into place. These stubborn teeth are called “impacted teeth.” When any of your 12 front teeth, including eight incisors and four canines (the slightly sharp ones at the corners of your mouth), won’t move into their proper position, they can cause you a host of aesthetic and functional issues. Dr. Eric Baker and Dr. Tim Betita can resolve these problems by performing a procedure called expose and bond right here in our Dana Point, CA office. During this procedure, they expose the impacted tooth or teeth and apply orthodontic braces on them to help pull them down into the mouth. This is performed in conjunction with an orthodontist, who, in their own office, will apply braces to your other teeth prior to and then position the incoming teeth after the expose and bond procedure.