International Journal of Applied Dental Sciences
2019, Vol. 5 Issue 3, Part E
Diagnosis and management of crowding of teeth by clear aligners: A case report
AUTHOR(S): Dr. Rabab Al-Sabbagh and Dr. Nour Al-Obaid
ABSTRACT:A 22-years old male patient presented with the chief complaint of irregularly placed upper and lower front teeth. The patient had Class I canine relation in the left side and Class II canine relation in the right side, while molar relationship was Class I bilaterally. Cephalometric analysis indicated proclined upper and lower anterior teeth on skeletal class I jaw bases with normal growth pattern. The overjet was 2 mm, and the overbite was 3 mm. The maxillary midline had shifted 1 mm to the left from the facial midline and 1 mm to the left from the mandibular midline. Arch perimeter analysis showed 4 mm of tooth material excess in maxillary arch and 6 mm of tooth material excess in lower arch. Using Clear Aligners and interproximal enamel reduction (IER) was planned to correct the crowding of incisors and canines. Post-treatment results showed a correction of crowded upper and lower incisors, bilateral Class I canine relation was obtained, bilateral Class I molar relation was maintained, and inclination of incisors was improved. At the end of treatment, the patient showed pleased smile with improved smile arc.
Pages: 326-330 | 445 Views 9 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Dr. Rabab Al-Sabbagh, Dr. Nour Al-Obaid. Diagnosis and management of crowding of teeth by clear aligners: A case report. Int J Appl Dent Sci 2019;5(3):326-330.