A Case Study by Dr. Noel Ananthan
Patient's Chief Complaint: A straighter smile, but without IPR
Jane is a 28 year old whose chief complaint was that she wanted a straighter smile. The key elements in the initial assessment were the impacted UL canine and the UL lateral incisor in cross-bite. Because we had determined through an oral surgery consultation that the canine was favorably situated for exposure and alignment, the treatment plan appeared to be a textbook Six Month Smiles approach: space creation and alignment through IPR and rounding with the addition of bringing the canine down.