Here's one of my best patients! Claire was a great patient while we did a filling for her. Keep on smiling!
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Going back into treatment can be a tricky decision to make, but in the end, I know that I'm going to get a result that will make me happier and healthier. The fact that Invisalign is easy to use/wear made the decision easy for me to continue!
To recap, after finishing initial treatment and speaking with my orthodontic colleague about my case, I decided to make a few tweaks to my teeth. Refinement is almost like another treatment plan, but much shorter, because we've already done the bulk of the treatment in the first plan. This extra phase is designed to make any minor corrections that weren't satisfied from the initial treatment such as closing up any remaining small spaces, or fully rotate teeth that may not have rotated all the way. In my case, my front teeth were hitting a little too hard than I had liked, they weren't quite rotated all they way, and I still had a couple of gaps that I wanted to close up between my teeth.
My refinement will consist of eight additional aligners and a few more attachments (the bumps on the teeth that help the aligners move your teeth). As you can see from the picture, I've got some on the upper arch as well as some on my lower arch. Since I've already been through this once, I know what to expect and how to take care of myself! We'll see where the next 16 weeks takes me. I'll keep you all updated as we progress. Thanks for reading!
Happy September! As the fall season rolls around and school is starting, I thought I'd offer a DYK that had to do with kids and school! So here it is: Did you know that three out of ten kids starting school (31%) have tooth decay? Bring your kids in to get a checkup to make sure they're cavity-free!
Author - Dr Jason Chan DDS