With so many treatment techniques in her tool belt, she is uniquely qualified to help each patient discern the best treatment approach for his or her particular needs. Lip-trapping and tongue thrusting are also treatable oral habits which can have a profound effect on the developing bite.
They may also involve molar uprighting and orthodontic crown lengthening. Habit therapies: There are several oral and functional habits that orthodontists are uniquely qualified to treat. Today's esthetic braces do not compromise treatment efficiency. A variety of appliances including rapid palatal expanders for cross bites of the back teeth and limited braces to correct crossbites of the front teeth are common in the elementary school years. Refer a Patient.
We ask for your continued patience and understanding as we adapt to the ever-changing pandemic guidance. Minor tooth movement: Dr. Farrar has ificant experience using traditional retainers to align teeth and close gaps. Note that while some orthodontists claim that a certain unnamed brand of passive self-ligating brackets is better than any other kind of braces bracket, but beware there is NO clinical evidence to back up their claims! Treatment acceleration: In a hurry for your best smile but unwilling to compromise on a limited result?
Temporomandibular t treatments : The daughter of renowned temporomandibular t dysfunction lecturer and clinician Dr. Bill FarrarDr. Marie has a deep appreciation for and profound understanding of occlusion. In fact, Dr. Farrar no longer charges extra for clear braces--they are automatically included in every patient's treatment fee! For patients, this means greater comfort and more efficient tooth movement. Farrar uses metal archwires that are non-reflective and far less noticeable with clear braces--again with little to no effect on treatment efficiency.
She is now adept at treating patients with TM dysfunction both with bruxism splints and orthotic splints for symptom resolution, as well as with full orthodontic treatment to stabilize the occlusion following splint therapy.
In fact, at Smile Studio, clear aligner treatments if indicated no longer cost more than treatment with brackets and bands! Other high tech treatments: Beyond traditional brackets and wires, Dr. Marie also offers clear aligner technologies such as Invisalign and ClearCorrect. These are typically much better tolerated than CPAP machines, though they must be properly fitted and overseen by a clinician who understands the occlusion and dynamics of jaw function.
Many patients appreciate the ificant cost savings which can be achieved with this approach to minor tooth position problems. About Dr. About Smile Studio.
Interceptive treatments: Early extraction of deciduous baby teeth to alleviate crowding during the transition from baby incisors to their much larger permanent tooth replacements are the most common interceptive treatments recommended in our office. Business hours.
Most of the time, a few behavior modification techniques and lots of encouragement and support are all that are required, but sometimes a cemented "crib" appliance is needed. Snoring appliances: For patients with a clinical diagnosis of sleep apnea, a dental snoring appliance can often be effective in reducing snoring and improving the quality of sleep. We are confident that we are taking every available precaution and providing the safest environment possible for our patients and our staff.
Techniques and treatments: Dr. Marie loves to help a young thumb-suckers realize they no longer need the comfort their thumbs used to give them when they were younger! Farrar got her start in dentistry by assisting him both in his practice and in the preparation of his lectures and publications.
Get Social. What We Do. Getting Started. Pre-prosthetic and multidisciplinary treatments: The wife of a respected prosthodontist, Dr. Marie has seen firsthand many long-term effects of untreated malocclusions, and has much clinical experience with complex occlusal cases. All early treatments share the goals of preventing bigger problems: balancing jaw growth, minimizing the possibility of damage to permanent teeth from damage during accident prone elementary school years, and minimizing the time needed for and cost of full braces treatment later on.
Patient Reward Hub. Traditional braces: Dr. Marie Farrar has training and experience in both traditional Tweed standard edgewise and Begg lightwire techniques, and today prefers an active self-ligating bracket system utilizing a modern straightwire approach with high tech memory wires. Protraction "facemask" headgears can often be useful in intercepting underbites.
There is no need to sacrifice quality for speed. Midline issues can be headed off by early diagnosis and intervention when four permanent incisors take up the space of five baby teeth, and impacted upper cuspids can often be prevented by early extraction of baby teeth. Emphasis on esthetics: Today's ceramic brackets make a ificant esthetic improvement over traditional metal braces with little to no compromise in treatment efficiency or outcome.
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An exception is when a patient opts for a clear aligner on the upper arch with clear brackets on the lower. This allows the perfect blend of light forces and low friction in the early stages of orthodontic treatment, while allowing greater control at the end of treatment in order to position the roots of the teeth for greatest stability.
It also means shorter appointments, faster treatment time, and less wire bending! Farrar offers PROPEL treatment acceleration, a micro-osteoperforation procedure that ificantly decreases treatment time. Molar distalizers can be used to push the 6-year molars into the proper bite relationship and are most efficient before the year molars erupt.
Functional appliances such as Herbsts or Frankels can be used to modulate jaw growth and establish greater facial balance.
. Early treatments: Several problems that show up during the mixed dentition the stage when kids are losing their baby teeth and growing in their permanent ones are best handled before all of the permanent teeth have erupted to avoid asymmetric or unbalanced jaw growth caused by the poor fit of the teeth.
Even with crowded incisors, we can often avoid permanent tooth extractions by using a space maintainer to preserve the "leeway" space the extra space that is gained when the lower baby molars are replaced by the much smaller permanent premolars. She is comfortable working with other specialists such as oral surgeons, periodontists, and prosthodontists in the management of pre-prosthetic cases.