Treatment of Teeth Overcrowding, Prominent Jaw and Cross Bite: Case Study – Christina

Treatment of Teeth Overcrowding, Prominent Jaw and Cross Bite: Case Study – Christina


Today I’m talking about
my patient Christina. Christina presented to me with
some really severe crowding. When we have a look
at her facial photos, you can start to see
some of her concerns. I mean, the crowding
is quite severe and it’s even apparent that
she has a crossbite between some of her front teeth. But what might not be so
obvious and a little more subtle is that her lower
jaw is actually very large and very prominent. You can see the
lower jaw sticks out a lot further than
the rest of her face. When we start to have a look
inside her mouth, we can see just how
severe that crowding is. She has a cross bite here,
a cross bite there as well and one there too. So really there just
wasn’t enough room to fit all of her teeth
in the proper alignment. So with Christina, what we had
to do was remove some teeth. Now that wasn’t to create space. But more so actually to
deal with her facial profile. We did orthodontic
extractions of premolars and we had Damon
braces for 18 months together with
bite turbos and elastics. And this is the
end result, which we were able to achieve.
A much wider, fuller smile in perfect alignment. Looking inside her mouth. We can see just how
severe that crowding was. And here, she’s already had
those teeth extracted. And here they are
all nicely aligned. So this is the before and
after result following orthodontic extractions. So Christine was in
the unique position of having a very forward
a very prominent lower jaw and following the extractions we
can see that her lower jaw has been brought back more in line
with the rest of her face. And in this picture,
we can see some of those subtle
differences that has made. We can see her lower jaw is
less prominent and not quite as full as it was before. And its also made her jaw
a little bit slimmer. So she is very happy
with that result.

Author: Kevin Mason

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