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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December 17th, 2016
This young lady was concerned about her crowded teeth and upper midline that shifted to the left due to a missing upper left back tooth. We aligned her teeth and corrected her midline. We decided to maintain her rotated back teeth because aligning them would have opened a back space. With Invisalign, I am able to program the tooth movement or lack of tooth movement that I want.