Before and After


Canine Misalignment

Dental Office in Fountain Valley

A 24-year-old female patient arrived at the dental clinic with a specific set of dental concerns. One of her primary issues was the misplacement of her upper canines, which had affected her smile aesthetics and alignment. In addition to the canine placement, she also expressed dissatisfaction with the yellowish tint of her teeth.

To address these concerns and deliver a comprehensive smile transformation, a tailored treatment plan was devised. The plan encompassed a series of stages to ensure that the patient's aesthetic and functional goals were met.

The initial phase of the treatment involved using Invisalign, a clear aligner therapy, to address the misalignment of the canines and correct the smile line. The patient underwent a total of 28 sets of clear aligners, each designed to progressively move the upper canines into the correct position. This aligner therapy not only ensured that the canines were aligned but also enhanced the overall smile aesthetics.

Additionally, the patient desired whiter teeth to complement her newfound smile alignment. A teeth whitening treatment was included in the plan to eliminate the yellowing stains and provide the patient with a brighter and more appealing smile. It was strategically placed before the veneer treatment for a specific reason.

Once the teeth whitening had been completed, the patient underwent the final phase of her smile transformation journey, which involved the application of veneers to her upper canines. This step was crucial to achieving the ideal shape and size for the canines and ensuring that they seamlessly blended with the rest of her newly aligned smile. The patient had wisely chosen to whiten her teeth before the veneer placement to ensure that the veneers matched her desired shade, as the color of veneers remains fixed while natural teeth can still change in color.

The combination of clear aligner therapy, teeth whitening, and veneer placement resulted in a remarkable transformation of the patient's smile. Her upper canines were now correctly aligned and had the desired shape and size, and her teeth exhibited a brilliant whiteness.

In conclusion, the case of this 24-year-old female patient showcases the power of modern dentistry to enhance both aesthetics and functionality. By addressing misplaced canines through clear aligners, achieving a whiter smile through teeth whitening, and enhancing the shape and size of the canines with veneers, the patient experienced a life-changing smile transformation. This case underscores the importance of personalized treatment and strategic planning in delivering the desired results.