Class I – Crowded Non-Extraction
Initial: This patient has severe crowding of the upper and lower teeth as a result of narrow upper and lower jaws. From an orthodontists perspective this is traditionally an extraction case. We would normally extract four permanent premolars to make room for the remaining teeth.
Treatment: Damon Braces were placed on all teeth. Very soft wires were placed into the braces and the patient was instructed to wear light 2oz elastics between the top and bottom teeth. As treatment progressed the wires were increased along with the straight of the elastics to assure tooth movement and patient comfort. Final positioning of the teeth was accomplished in 20 months without extractions or jaw surgery.
Final: This patient has a beautiful smile without extractions and jaw surgery as a result of current technology. The patients profile and smile were dramatically impacted.