Early Orthodontic Assessment | Smile Makeover
Posted by: Jodie Blades Diploma Level 3 in Dental Nursing
Medically reviewed by: Dr Anthony Lam BDS (Hons), MSc (Lond), MOrth RCS (Edin) Specialist Orthodontist and Clinical Lecturer at Guy's Hospital, London
Featured Smile Makeover of Early Orthodontic Assessment.
Early Orthodontic Assessment, Fixed Braces and Retention.
This patient attended for an early orthodontic assessment as it was becoming clear that his adult teeth would not have enough space to erupt in the correct positions. The early assessment meant that his dentition could be monitored for 2 years to enable his treatment to be started at the correct time.
Patients Main Concerns:
- Displaced Centreline
Further Orthodontic Assessment
Once his adult dentition had fully erupted his dentition, bite and jaw were fully assessed by Dr Anthony Lam to ensure the correct treatment was selected, to provide the most optimal orthodontic results.
- Mild Crowding in Lower Arch
- Moderate Crowding in Upper arch
- Mild Class II Div 2 Bite
- Deviated Centreline
Final Treatment Plan
Given the results of the specialist orthodontic assessment, Dr Anthony Lam recommended upper and lower fixed braces for this patient. Fixed appliances give the orthodontist better and more consistent control over the tooth movement and provide great results in correcting discrepancies between upper and lower jaws.
Orthodontic Treatment Plan:
- Upper and Lower Fixed Braces
- Elastic Wear
- Fixed Bonded Retainers
- Removable Essix Retainers
Before & After
Patient compliance in this case was fantastic, which is vital to a great result. This patient wore fixed braces for 2 years and then had fixed bonded retainers fitted, as well as removable night time retainers to secure and keep his result, for a lifetime!
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