Before and After Straightening Teeth Without Extractions
eDentistry Wantirna Case Study
Straightening Teeth Without Extractions
There is a common misconception that crowded teeth always need extractions. It is often possible to increase the amount of space by ‘expanding’ the arch that the teeth fit in.
DM presented to us wanting straighter teeth, but thought extractions of teeth would be required to fit the teeth in, especially given there was so much crowding that one of the upper teeth was caught BEHIND the lower teeth!
After assessment with ‘digital dentistry’, it was determined that enough room could be created by expanding the arch:
If you count the teeth in the mouth, you’ll notice no teeth were taken out. The arch has been increased in size to allow the teeth to fit.
Even the position of the upper front tooth was corrected so that it is now located in front of the lower teeth, as it should be.