This is a wonderful little case which demonstrate how a simple treatment can make a big difference.
Initially this lovely patient presented complaining of the gaps in her lower front teeth. She was very conscious of smiling and very aware of the spacing on show. The image below shows her initial presentation.
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lower anterior spacing
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We discussed options which included short term orthodontics, composite build ups (but this would be a difficult to achieve an aesthetic result due to the size of the spacing) or to accept the spacing. Short term orthodontics was the treatment of choice. Following an orthodontic assessment and consent the patient was provided with fixed aesthetically pleasing brackets from 3M and Quick Straight Teeth
After 8 months the treatment produced a very nice result. The spacing was closed and the patient was very happy with the end results. Following space closure, retention is incredibly important. This was provided with both a lingual fixed retainer and an essix removable retainer. We discussed restoration of the two unit space in the lower left quadrant which included, dental implants, bridge, denture or to leave. The patient opted to have a lower denture.
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This young lady presented to Broad Street Dental Surgery complaining of a buccally placed mandibular left lateral incisor. She had undergone orthodontic treatment in her teens but due to a lack of retention her labial segment has changed as shown below.
Treatment options for this case included fixed orthodontics, removable orthodontics or accepting the current situation. With removable orthodontics using clear aligners Inter proximal reduction (IPR) would be needed to create space to allow the mandibular incisor to move lingual. It was decided therefore that a fixed solution would provide a more predictable outcome and would need very little if any IPR.
We use only clear/tooth coloured brackets from QST (Quick Straight Teeth) which are straightforward to use and provide excellent aesthetics. The treatment was estimated to take around 4-6 months and the patient would be provided with adequate retention following treatment to reduce the risk of relapse.
Post operative photos shows a nicely aligned lower arch. The patient was very happy with the final results.
At Broad Street Dental Surgery we ONLY use 3M brackets. These have a proven track-record worldwide for their performance, beautiful aesthetics, and are nearly invisible in the mouth. We also use tooth-coloured wires making our braces the most aesthetic when compared to similar systems.
QST is used to correct mild misalignment of the front 6 to 8 teeth, to give you a beautiful smile. Because we only move the front teeth, the force required is minimal. The wires exert mild pressure to move the teeth, without the need for severe tightening which can cause the discomfort noted in conventional orthodontic treatment.
Nearly Invisible Tooth coloured bracket
Aesthetic 3M brackets
Have you ever wondered how to straighten teeth without using any fixed braces?
At Broad Street Dental Surgery we use the QuickStraightTeeth™ which has a clear “teeth straightening” system that has been developed to be a quick, discreet and very cost effective alternative for patients not wanting traditional braces.
For more information please contact Dr. Andrew Farr
Mrs K. presented complaining of upper and lower arch crowding. She had orthodontics completed in her adolescents and this has now relapsed due to a lack of retention following treatment.
Lower Mild Crowding
Upper Moderate Crowding
Mrs K. had 4mm crowding in the upper arch with the Maxillary right first molar buccally placed. The lower arch had mild crowding of around 3mm as shown above. Treatment options were discussed and it was decided that fixed upper and lower arch short term orthodontics followed by fixed retention in the form of a bonded retainer would provide an acceptable outcome.
The treatment was provided at Broad Street Dental Surgery using the QST (Quick Straight Teeth) system and took approximately 6 months to complete. Excellent result were achieved and the patient was provided with fixed upper and lower retainers along with Essix retainers to wear at night.
If you are interested or know of anyone interested in short term orthodontics then please visit Broad Street Dental Surgery in Hereford.
Mr A. presented complaining of his lower anterior teeth being misaligned. The LL2 was buccally placed and due to it’s position had caused previous trauma to the lower lip. He also complained that his lower anterior teeth were rotated as shown below.
Treatment was provided in the form of lower fixed short term orthodontics using the Quick Straight Teeth system. Minimal inter proximal reduction was required for LR3 to LL3 and the treatment was completed in roughly 6 months.
Retention was provided in the form of a fixed lingual retainer and Essix retainer. Composite build ups were offered to complete treatment however the patient was extremely happy and decided to leave this for now.
Dentist Andrew Farr presents a case of short term Orthodontics using the Quick Straight Teeth system.
AJ a 26 year old female complained of lower arch crowding plus a midline diastema. She was to be wed later in the year an was very interested in short term orthodontics as it was a quick and reasonably priced treatment option to improve her smile and confidence for the big day.
Dentist Andrew Farr took pre-operative photographs and radiographs. A full clinical, dental and periodontal assessment was completed.
Upper and lower fixed appliance was used to align the upper and lower anterior segments and to close the midline diastema. Dentist Andrew Farr worked through the simple system provided by QST and provided both bonded and removable retainers to reduce the risk of relapse.
The patient was extremely please with the results and the wedding day was a complete success!
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