Before & After

Crowding of the teeth

crowding of the teeth beforeBefore
crowding of the teeth afterAfter

This patient started treatment at age 13 and wore braces for 24 months. We were able to correct her bite and relieve her crowding and the crossbite of her teeth. 


Open bite - Front teeth don't touch

open bite beforeBefore
open bite afterAfter

This patient sucked her thumb, separating her upper from her lower teeth. At age 8, we started treatment to stop her thumb habit and close her bite. She had sectional braces upper and lower, as well as small "cones" (little pieces of composite that sit on the inside of the incisors as a reminder to help her stop her habit) and rubber bands.  After 14 months of treatment, we were able to stop her thumb habit and close her bite. 


Deep overbite - Lower front teeth bite into palate

deep overbite beforeBefore
deep overbite afterAfter

This adult patient was treated at age 11 due to a deep bite with retroclined upper incisors. We were able to open her bite to release her lower jaw and allow it to come forward, preventing any jaw joint issues in future. This patient was in treatment for 24 months. 


Missing lateral incisors

missing lateral incisors beforeBefore
missing lateral incisors afterAfter

This patient's lateral incisors are congenitally missing. She had braces for 20 months to move the canines into the position of the lateral incisors. The canines were then reshaped to look more like lateral incisors. 


Underbite - Lower front teeth in front of upper teeth

underbite beforeBefore
underbite afterAfter

This patient's underbite was restricting upper jaw growth. A removable appliance with springs (called a KD appliance), then sectional braces were used to correct this patient's underbite and prevent surgery in the future to bring the lower jaw back. 


Spacing of teeth

spacing of teeth beforeBefore
spacing of teeth afterAfter

This patient was bothered by the spacing between her teeth. We used Invisalign aligners for either months to consolidate the spaces between her teeth and close her bite. 


Overjet - Protruding front teeth

overjet beforeBefore
overjet afterAfter

This patient had a large overjet with the top teeth protruding beyond the bottom, caused by a deficient lower jaw. Over 21 months, we stimulated growth of the lower jaw with rubber bands and appliances, avoiding surgical correction of this issue at a later age. 


Phase One

phase 1 beforeBefore
phase 1 afterAfter

This patient was 7 when she came had severe crowding of the lower incisors with the lower left lateral incisor blocked out completed towards the tongue. Upper and lower sectional braces were used for 16 months to develop the arches and prevent the extraction of four permanent teeth in the future.  

"Dr. Nicolas is a pleasure to work with. He is great with his patients and explains everything completely. The office is immaculate, the staff is friendly and accommodating. He and his staff work very hard to keep appointments on schedule. We are very pleased with the results! I highly recommend him as an orthodontist! Thank you Dr. Nicolas."
— Karen
"Best Orthodontist ever! We spoke about my options the first day I went to see him. He sent me to a Prosthodontist to assist in my care. He also chose my oral surgeon. I had jaw surgery one year ago and got my braces off in October. My teeth look amazing!! I have referred friends that are wanting to get braces or get their children braces to Dr. Nicolas. I am soooo glad I chose him. Very sweet doctor"
— Kim
"Dr. Nicolas is very professional and dedicated to his work. You can tell that he loves what he does and cares about his patients. He believes that orthodontics is an art and he can make masterpiece. Thank you for changing my life and turning my ugly smile into my best feature!"
— Veronica
"I want to say that he is the best orthodontist I have ever dealt with. He told my daughter when she would have her braces off and delivered. He has the best bedside manner you would want in a orthodontist. He and his office make you feel like a person not a number. Very professional and caring. I would recommend him to anyone who is looking for a orthodontist. Best in Florida by my opinion."
— Dee
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— Gaby
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