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Six Month Smile

Patient Info: 48 years old, Female Patient’s Chief Complaint: Patient requirements were to correct the position of the lower teeth, as well as to improve the overall alignment of the upper teeth. Assessment & Evaluation Prior to Treatment: moderate crowding, uneven lower teeth. Treatment: The Six Month Smile orthodontic system was used to straighten the patient’s teeth over a 9 month period of time. After 9 months, the patient was very happy with the aesthetic improvements and the braces were removed. Retainers were placed to keep the teeth in the newposition. Before treatment After treatment... read more

Patient Info:26 years old, Female Patient’s Chief Complaint: missing tooth due to trauma, spaces between lower teeth, uncomfortable bite. Assessment & Evaluation Prior to Treatment: missing upper central incisor, mandibular anterior spacing. Treatment: We first leveled and aligned both arches with orthodontic brackets leaving enough space to replace the tooth lost due to trauma. Once everything was positioned appropriately, a bridge was fabricated to replace the missing tooth. An implant was not an option to replace her tooth in this particular case due to the extensive bone grafting that wou... read more

Patient Info: 24 years old, Female Patient’s Chief Complaint : Open bite, severe crowding, never smiles in photos. Assessment & Evaluation Prior to Treatment : Severe crowding, constricted maxillary arch, tongue thrusting habit. Treatment: First, we widened the maxillary arch with a screw appliance (banded Hyrax) to create space. Patient wore appliance for six months, then wore traditional brackets and wires in varying sizes for approximately nine months. Patient also wore rubber bands on front teeth to close the bite. Patient did not want orthodontic surgery to correct the open bite. Patient... read more

ClearCorrect is a clear aligner system used to straighten teeth as an alternative to traditional braces .ClearCorrect straightens teeth using a series of clear, custom-made, removable aligners that gradually move teeth, eventually correcting the teeth and smile to achieve a new, revitalized look. Orthodontic records — including impressions, photographs and radiographs, along with a prescription for custom-made aligners — are sent by the dentist to the ClearCorrect laboratory, where an exact 3-D model of teeth is created. The treatment team then maps out a complete treatment plan showing the g... read more

Microscope Dentistry

Dentistry has always been limited by the small field — the tooth — something that is further impeded by the mouth. This difficulty has made diagnosis and execution of treatment somewhat difficult. To be able to see the field of vision unimpeded has long been the dream of all dentists. With the advent of loupes, this difficulty seemed to be overcome, and the restricted vision of a dentist was improved.Dentists were now able to see things that previously were only guessed at. The dentist could now make accurate assessments and diagnose more easily. It was now possible to see the fracture lines ... read more