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.
May 29th, 2013
Years ago this would have been treated with a headgear or herbst appliance. I was able to distalize or move back all of his upper right teeth to make room for his right canine. I instructed the Invisalign techs how I wanted the teeth to move and at what rate. Needless to say, I wish I could have had this treatment when I had braces in high school!
Did you think Invisalign would work on this patient?
October 6th, 2012
I finished this young lady with Invisalign Teen. One of her chief complaints was her gummy smile. I definitely reduced it using Invisalign but needed a little more help. So I turned on my Radiosurgery unit and removed the remaining gingiva at the margin of her two upper central incisors. This procedure took 10 minutes with no bleeding . This was indeed the icing on the cake for her and I!
August 6th, 2012
Trying not to sound conceded, I am so proud of my most recent Invisalign teen case. I have been using the Invisalign product since 1999 and the results still amaze me. Invisalign spends a lot on research and development regarding tooth movement. Most of their advances have been with their improved attachments. Look at my before and after case: