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Adult Treatment Case Studies

“My teeth are crowded and overlapped
and the upper front ones stick out too far.”

—Patient’s Concerns

Orthodontic Problem List

  • Severe crowding of upper and lower front teeth,
  • Protruding and overlapped upper front teeth,
  • Narrow upper jaw with inward angulation of lower side teeth,
  • Missing lower left adult first molar,
  • Dark spaces in corners of mouth with constricted smile, and
  • Difficulty with brushing and flossing due to overlapped teeth.

Treatment Accomplishments

  • Alignment of upper and lower front and side teeth,
  • Broadening of upper and lower dental arches,
  • Closure of lower first molar space to avoid a ‘bridge’ or implant,
  • Significant improvement in smile, and
  • Increased ability to maintain oral hygiene with brushing and flossing.

“The crowding of my lower front teeth is getting worse and
I can’t brush and floss the way my dentist wants me to.”

—Patient’s Concerns

Orthodontic Problem List

  • Lower front-tooth crowding with forward and backward displacement,
  • Overbite with enamel wear of lower and upper front teeth, and
  • Traumatic bite of side and front teeth.

Treatment Accomplishments

  • Aligning of upper and lower front teeth,
  • Correcting overbite and establishing functional contact between upper and lower front teeth, and
  • Allowing for improved brushing and flossing to maintain dental health.

“I never liked to smile due to my ‘crooked’ teeth and
my dentist thinks that difficulty with brushing and
flossing contributed to loss of gum and bone support.”

—Patient’s Concerns

Orthodontic Problem List

  • Crowding of upper and lower front teeth,
  • Traumatic ‘bite’ of front and side teeth, and
  • Bone loss and gum recession.

Treatment Accomplishments

  • Straightening and retraction of upper and lower front teeth,
  • Improving function of front and side teeth, and
  • Increasing ability for ideal oral hygiene to maintain dental health.