June 25th, 2017
Here is a teenager I treated with Tip-Edge braces and extraction of teeth including her compromised "steel crown". I treated her in 19 visits and closed the large molar space. We will keep her wisdom tooth #17 on that side. We achieved straight teeth, closure of her openbite and elimination of a lifetime of problems from a stainless steel crown.
June 9th, 2017
Anterior Open Bite is one of the most difficult malocclusions to correct in orthodontics. Many times orthodontics alone cannot correct this problem and jaw surgery along with braces is one option. However, many patients seek us out having been told that jaw surgery is the only option. We have successfully treated many patients without jaw surgery to correct or drastically improve their open bite with traditional braces or Invisalign. Here is one such patient who came to us for a second opinion regarding the non- jaw surgery option and asked if we could treat her with Invisalign alone. We did. Treatment time was 12 visits in 17 months.
April 29th, 2017
Here is a teen that I treated with Invisalign by extracting his upper left first molar #14 which had a stainless steel crown which his dentist placed due to a very large filling and a deep cavity. Crowns on teeth are expensive and need to be replaced a number of times over a lifetime and frequently need root canals. Rather than keep this tooth which was compromised, we decided to extract it and keep his wisdom tooth which had no cavities. We gave the teenager a handsome smile and a much better lifetime of dental health. We closed the extraction space with Invisalign trays and his wisdom tooth is erupting.
April 26th, 2017
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