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New Orleans Dental Center Newsletter
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GRIN & SHARE IT
Issue No. 2

  In my previous newsletter, I discussed how a patient’s “bite” can relate to migraine headaches and how I address this during smile makeovers. In this edition, I will talk about cephalometric analysis and its role in smile makeovers.
 
  Having studied growth and development for over 20 years, I believe in incorporating cephalometric studies in my planning for smile makeovers. Historically, in dentistry, cephalometric studies have been used to evaluate growth and development of growing children. By definition, cephalometrics is the study of the bones in the head and how the jaws grow from childhood to adulthood. Once cephalometric x-rays are taken as part of the records, measurements are made. The measurements show how the patient’s jaws grew during childhood and adolescence.  Currently, dentists have access to literally thousands of measurements in a database of what is considered “normal.” In studying the cephalometrics, the patient’s values are compared to the specific norms for that patient. 
 
  In orthodontics, children’s cephalometric measurements are used to guide treatment decisions for the correction of abnormal growth patterns, thus helping to prevent many problems, including TMJ-type problems that are seen in our adult population. Once patients are finished growing, there’s not much that can be done about the patterns that they’ve had through the growing years. However, the cephalometric measurements are very useful in planning adults’ treatment. In other words, HOW YOU GREW HAS MUCH TO DO WITH HOW I PLAN SMILE MAKEOVERS!!
 
  As mentioned in our previous newsletter, the smile makeover is much more than producing a pretty smile. That is certainly the result of the work that I do, but by using cephalometric studies, I can determine your lower facial height (essentially, the distance between the nose and chin) and enhance this when your smile is redesigned. The result is a much more appealing and younger face, as well as a beautiful smile. I’ve never been as excited in my 30 years of practicing dentistry as I am now. Incredible technologies are available to help in planning a smile makeover, and I take every advantage of blending these technologies into the planning. The result is a younger-looking you!
 
  In order for you to experience this first-hand, I am offering a free consultation visit. If you can’t make it in, feel free to contact me directly on my cell phone at
(504) 884-7861, and I will be happy to speak with you about your concerns. We all look forward to helping you have a younger-looking face and the smile that you’ve always wanted.

Sincerely,
Dwight D. Landry, D.D.S.


Give us a call today at 504-347-6000, and let us help you get the smile you’ve always wanted!
 

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