Open bite closure with Invisalign
Anterior open bite is one of the many malocclusions that requires careful diagnosis and treatment planning by your orthodontist in order to provide proper orthodontic treatment. Open bites can be caused by a combination of tongue thrust habits, and dental and skeletal discrepancies. Traditional open bite treatment often involves myofunctional/habit therapy, orthodontic braces, and a combination of orthognathic surgical treatments. However, patients often desire an aesthetic o
Although Invisalign is a great orthodontic treatment option, like any appliance, it needs to be customized and tailor fitted for each patient by the orthodontist. I never accept Invisalign simulations without taking full control of EVERY aspect of the dental setup. You’ll notice in this short video clip how I customized the attachments and tooth positions based on the initial presentation of dental crowding. On the right hand side, you will see me scroll through the (quite de
Blocked Out Teeth!
This patient initially presented with a history of early primary tooth loss, resulting in severe dental crowding and a blocked out permanent pre-molar. You can see from the initial photos, the black arrow is pointing to where the pre-molar should erupt. However, since a primary molar was lost early, there was nothing to maintain the space and the adjacent teeth drifted together. Early detection and orthodontic treatment is key in order to create space for the developing perma