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Dec 2013
12th
 

Case of Month- December 2013

Our case of the month for December involves the cosmetic and functional correction of very crooked lower teeth. Crooked lower teeth can cause all sorts of problems: 1. Poor oral hygiene 2. Major build up of plaque and tartar 3. Gum inflammation 4. Uneven bite 5. Poor aesthetics Our case is a very typical of very crowded lower teeth causing all of the above. Have a look:

Crooked teeth, poor hygiene, uneven teeth Crooked lower teeth, is there space to correct them?

The main issue is always space and generally there is a lack of space. After a full and thorough examination, a decision was made to use a full arch lingual brace. The main reason for this was the aesthetic factor; it is truly invisible being on the inside of the teeth. This is certainly not the easiest technique for our client or indeed our dentist, Dr Nissit Patel, but the results speak for themselves. The lingual brace:

Orthodontics, lingual braces, inside braces, hidden braces The lingual brace in situ. Hidden on the inside of the teeth.

The end result:

Straight teeth, even teeth, fixed retainer Straight teeth- what a difference!

What a change! The lower front teeth are now straight, even, easy to clean and maintain. Our client was delighted and we are thrilled with the end result. The treatment was completed using STB lingual brackets by Dr Nissit Patel. The photographs are the sole property of Dr Nissit Patel and any reproduction is strictly prohibited. If you are thinking about teeth straightening, lingual braces, invisible braces or cosmetic dentistry in general, give us a call. You will be surprised at what we can offer.

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