A 26 year-old patient with upper incisors that are in crossbite with the lower teeth. Patient was interested in esthetic options and was treated with Invisalign© and laser gingivectomy, resulting in an incredible improvement in her smile in less than 15 months.
A 31 year-old patient presented with crowding in lower arch, and an underbite –primarily due to increased skeletal growth of the lower jaw. Treatment included orthodontics to straighten his teeth and lower jaw surgery to correct his bite and provide greater facial balance. Notice the significant improvement in his facial profile after treatment.
A 23 year-old patient presented with significant crowding on the lower arch and an anterior crossbite. The anterior crossbite was contributing to significant wear on the enamel of the upper front teeth and stressing the gum tissues on the lower teeth. Four premolars were extracted as part of the treatment plan, resulting in a functionally and esthetically pleasing smile in 20 months.
Imani presented with significant spacing between her teeth on the upper and lower arches. Using traditional braces, her spaces were closed and teeth aligned in less than 18 months. Permanent retainers on the tongue side of the teeth were placed to help keep the spaces closed.
Phuc presented with severe crowding on the lower arch which led to difficulty maintaining ideal hygiene in these areas. He was also concerned about the alignment of the upper teeth and the large space present from the missing tooth on the upper left side. A big benefit of treatment in his case was that the large upper left space was closed with orthodontics alone. This negated the need for an implant to replace the missing tooth.
Severe upper and lower crowding combined with an anterior crossbite were present at the beginning of treatment in the case of Elias. Additionally, his upper and lower midlines were not centered with each other or the facial midline. The outcome was fantastic with all major issues addressed and corrected. Elias was retained with a bonded lower lingual retainer on the tongue side of his teeth.
Crowding and poor alignment were the main concerns in this case. Additionally, the lower right second molar was partially impacted and needed more room to be brought into the arch form. We were pleased with the end result and feel a great benefit was achieved with orthodontic treatment.