Tag: KPF Cares

I’m shy to Smile – Dr. Shanaz

I’m shy to Smile – Dr. Shanaz

Aiden always thought that his smile wasn’t good enough. So he rarely smiles. When I asked him to smile, I found out that one of his teeth was shorter than the other. This usually happens when a filling was done a long time ago, and…

Invisalign as a Treatment Option (Part 1) – Dr. Shanaz

Invisalign as a Treatment Option (Part 1) – Dr. Shanaz

A patient of mine, named Lara was majorly concerned of her smile. She had a gap on her front teeth and the jutting out canine that made her smile looked really sharp! But she had a request, she wanted her smile corrected….. without braces. She…

Correcting Young Kid Teeth Arrangement- Dr Gwen Gan

Correcting Young Kid Teeth Arrangement- Dr Gwen Gan

Most of the parents will look and assess if their kids needs orthodontic work (braces) after all the permanent teeth have erupted.

What most people do not know is that in certain condition a simple appliance at a young age can actually correct the problem and prevent complicated work to be done in the future.

Interceptive orthodontic treatment is treatment that help to remove any obstacle in jaw development and helps the jaw to develop in a natural and correct way.

Case Study

Anterior Cross Bite

This is a little boy at age 7 when his mum brings him for a cleaning and check up.

When I examined, I found out that two of his upper front teeth were trapped by the lower front teeth.

If this condition was left behind, he will become a true class III (reverse bite where the lower jaw become much longer than the upper jaw)

Another problem that could arise from this condition is gum problem of the lower front teeth.

From the picture above, you can tell that the two lower front teeth are much longer than other teeth.

This is because the teeth were pushed to the border of bone and some of the bone that were supposed to encircling the teeth were lost.

In other word, less bone is holding these teeth and hence weaker.

Orthodontic Appliance

After discussion with the mother, I made an removable appliance for him.

Six months following the treatment and we managed to correct the cross bite.

From now on, his upper jaw is free and a healthy jaw growth is awaiting for him.

This picture compares the bite before and after treatment. The bite had been corrected.

I am grateful that my small gesture made a huge impact to his life.

I love my job!

Should your kid has similar condition or you suspect that his/her teeth arrangement is weird, please bring him/her for a check up immediately to understand what is the best treatment for him/her.

Feel free to write to me or send me a picture of his/her teeth at ganshouwan@drfauziah.com for discussion or call in to speak to me at 03-6206 3068.

Thank you.

Dr Gwen Gan

Mira’s Braces Journey – Dr. Shanaz

Mira’s Braces Journey – Dr. Shanaz

Mira has had braces before. But due to not wearing her retainers, most of her teeth moved back to the original position. Unfortunately, the only way to get her teeth in the proper positions again would be to go through braces. After thinking it through,…

What’s your teenage dream? :Dr.Debbie

What’s your teenage dream? :Dr.Debbie

Miss T, a sweet 13 year old girl, came to the clinic with her parents and requested a consultation regarding her tooth misalignment . She was hesitant to smile because she was unhappy with her upper front tooth that grew slightly out of occlusion. Upon…