Invisalign and Porcelain Veneers
This is a classic case of Extraction Retraction Ortho. You can learn more about Extraction Retraction ortho in our blog post.
Our patient had an under bite, where his upper teeth hit behind his lower front teeth when he bites down. This was due to misalignment of his arch and teeth. When he bit down, he had to squeeze to make his teeth fit together in the back creating force on the front teeth. In the before photos, you can see the misalignment had significantly worn down the edges of his front six teeth. His bite was always odd and he felt his teeth were unattractive. We had several concerns for this patient, including:
- Arch was not properly aligned;
- Crooked teeth;
- Significant wear on his teeth;
- Recession at the gum line; and
- Wakes with a dry mouth and snores.
We should also mention that this patient had a fear of going to the dentist.
Reversing Retraction Ortho
The patient consulted with us and we knew we could help improve his bite and smile. It was going to take some time and patience to shift his arch and teeth back to an aligned stage before we could add the final touches with porcelain restorations. It was well worth it. The most important stage of his treatment was correcting the arch alignment, followed by shifting and straightening his teeth.
In the after photos, you can see we aligned the patient into the ideal position with his teeth restored. We successfully moved his arch forward, straightened his crooked teeth, corrected his bite, and restored his worn down teeth by adding porcelain restorations. The total treatment time was about 18 months.
If your bite feels off, or your arch is out of alignment, or you had teeth extracted for ortho, we invite you to schedule a ortho consultation with us.