Sometimes pets have a bite that is not quite right. They can have overbites, underbites, or improper positioning of one or more teeth with normal jaw lengths. The purpose of orthodontics in animals is to achieve a comfortable and functional bite. While some teeth are able to be moved, there are times that other treatments are necessary to provide our patients with a comfortable occlusion. This may include reduction of the crown height and endodontic treatment of the teeth or extraction of teeth causing malocclusions. Each patient is evaluated individually and treatment plans for orthodontic work vary based on the specific bite of the pet. While malocclusions are relatively common in dogs, we do also see them in cats.
Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio
Serving Patients from Greater Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, & Toledo in Ohio and the USA.
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At Veterinary Dentistry and Oral Surgery of Ohio, we are a woman-owned practice, with the first woman Board Certified Veterinary Dentist in Ohio. A true leader in the veterinary dental space, our practice not only provides top care to our patients but also hosts doctors, technicians, and students from around the country for training and mentorship.