“This lady attended a new patient examination worried about the appearance of her teeth, but wasn’t sure how to achieve the result she desired. She felt that her upper front teeth were generally crowded, the canine teeth were too prominent and that the upper left central incisor had an uneven shape.
After a full examination and clinical photographs we discussed the various treatment options. We agreed that straightening the teeth was necessary before deciding on any further treatment. The patient has a client facing job and as a result wanted something discreet. With this in mind we decided to use Invisalign Go rather than fixed braces.
At the beginning of Invisalign treatment a digital plan is created. This allows us to develop a bespoke plan for each patient and gives the patient the opportunity to visualise and approve the end result. Below you can see the before and after result of our proposed Invisalign treatment.
When we looked at the digital plan, we both felt that the lateral incisor teeth were too small compared to the central incisor teeth. To address this I planned to position the teeth in a way that would allow me to enhance their size and shape at the end of treatment using composite bonding. This can be seen in the image below.
Fast forward to the end of the Invisalign process and we can see that we now have the teeth where we want them, ready for composite bonding.
The finishing touches using composite were completed in 1 appointment with no drilling or damage to the natural tooth.
And here’s a before and after treatment comparison image. Both patient and I were delighted with the result!
To say that I am passionate about providing this type of dentistry would be an understatement. I love being able to provide minimally invasive dentistry to help people achieve beautiful smiles. If you would like to book a new patient consultation with me, please either call the practice on 0113 275 1323 during normal opening hours, or follow this link which will take you to our 24/7 online booking page and portal”.
Mr Chris Beech
BDS, Birmingham (2016), GDC 265542