The Seligman Philosophy
Most patients don’t realize that facial aesthetics are greatly affected by the sub-structure of the face that supports the lips and other facial components like jaws, teeth and gums. Most of our patients are surprised to learn that the gum tissue is very pliable and can oftentimes be moved into a more optimal position enhancing facial aesthetics. When we conduct our diagnosis we will present our findings and explain what facial balance means and the possible options for enhancement.
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A Message From Dr. Seligman
Yes, we straighten teeth but we also consider the net effect of treatment on the overall appearance and dental health of each individual patient. A beautiful smile with properly balanced facial aesthetics is just the beginning of the treatment philosophy. The beauty of the technology that is being offered today is rooted in basic principles of physics. This has enabled far fewer extractions of permanent teeth, improvements in airway considerations, and above all an orthodontic experience which most would agree is more comfortable than anticipated.
The stereotypes that braces are big and “ugly”, painful, and that treatment takes years and years plus the extraction of permanent teeth are now basically falling to the wayside and can even be considered myth in some circumstances. It is my personal goal to create beautiful and lasting smiles for each of our patients which achieve facial balance and symmetry as the foundation. Most importantly I strive to create an educational experience for our patients, their parents or caregivers which is beyond expectation.