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.
Patient A presented with a large underbite and crowding in the front teeth due to his traumatic occlusion. He had been told on several occasions that the only way to correct his bite would be to have orthodontics and orthognathic jaw surgery. He was not only treated non-surgically, but he also obtained a fantastic result with the use of Invisalign.
Avery presented with flared upper front teeth and excess overbite. With the use of braces on the upper teeth and Avery’s fantastic headgear wear at night time, we were able to achieve an awesome Phase 1 result. Now that Avery’s front teeth have better alignment, he will wear his retainers to hold the teeth in place until he is ready for the second phase of treatment once the remaining adult teeth erupt.
Nicolas presented with upper and lower crowding and a missing upper front tooth due to early childhood trauma. Prior to orthodontic treatment, the missing tooth was covered with a cantilevered fake tooth. Braces were used to create more room for the missing front tooth, resolve the crowding, and improve the function of the bite. The tooth was eventually replaced with an implant and crown by Nicolas’ general dentist.
Hong presented with severe crowding, deep overbite, and several missing teeth. Our main goals of orthodontic treatment were to align the teeth, close spaces if possible, and improve overall esthetics. In this case, one big benefit of orthodontics was that the space on the lower right was closed, thus negating the need for an implant in this area. All of our goals were achieved and we were very happy with the outcome.
In this case, several premolars on the patients left side were drastically out of place. After a short period of time, the teeth were aligned and in an esthetically pleasing position. Sruthi was elated with the outcome and we were too.