Invisalign & buccally displaced canines

This entry was posted on Thursday, August 9th, 2018 is filed under Case Studies.

Patients presenting complaint: Prominent canine tooth on the right side

Initial Assessment:

  • Posterior crossbite on the right side.
  • Severe crowding with crossbite on the upper right 2.
  • Upper arch is constricted
  • Square shaped arches
  • Good, thick, gingival coverage in posteriors.

Overview of case: The arch shape is the key to solving the case.  By expanding the upper arch and combining with max ipr, we can avoid the need for extractions.

We used an “optimised rotation attachment” on the ur3. As the molar relationship was stable and free from interference.

We left them as they were and only moved 5 to 5.

 

Number of Aligners: 54 top / 23 lower. Tx time with weekly aligner change – 1 year

Retention: Fixed and removable retainers.

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