A longtime patient asked if there was anything that could be done for her “crooked teeth”. “My parents could never afford braces for me when I was a kid.” She’s been wanting to have something done for the past 20 years and finally got the courage to ask.
A complete examination was done including photos which we reviewed on the computer together. I find this very helpful for the patients. A discussion ensued concerning treatment options, including full braces, clear aligners (Invisalign/Clear Correct), bonding and porcelain veneers/crowns. Digital photo imaging and a chairside composite removable “mock-up” helped her visualize the proposed smile makeover. She selected a restorative solution using porcelain veneers and crowns.
“I’m so happy and everyone says I look great. My mother, who is 80 years old, was thrilled: ‘you finally got your teeth straightened’.”