Before and After


Tilted Premolars

Dental Office in Fountain Valley

A 36-year-old female patient presented at the dental clinic with a long-standing concern related to the alignment of her teeth. She had been grappling with sensitivity around the gum line for several years, and the issue had escalated over time. Her previous hygienist had attributed the sensitivity to aggressive toothbrushing, but the patient had diligently switched to a super-soft bristle toothbrush three years ago in an attempt to alleviate the problem. However, the sensitivity had persisted despite her efforts.

Upon conducting a comprehensive examination, it was evident that the patient's dental issues extended beyond just toothbrushing habits. The upper premolars were noticeably tilted inward, and there was evidence of moderate crowding in her anterior teeth. Additionally, a tooth size discrepancy was identified, contributing to the overall dental concerns.

To address these dental challenges and alleviate the long-standing issue of sensitivity, a treatment plan was devised. The patient's motivation to take action was further fueled by her acquisition of a new PPO insurance that provided significant coverage for orthodontic treatment. This presented an opportunity to address both the alignment issues and the sensitivity simultaneously.

The primary component of the treatment plan was the use of Invisalign, a clear aligner therapy. A total of 18 clear aligner trays were custom-designed to gradually and precisely reposition the teeth. The aligners aimed to correct the crowding issue, align the upper premolars, and address the tooth size discrepancy.

In addition to the clear aligner therapy, the treatment plan included a whitening treatment, which was carried out simultaneously with the Invisalign treatment. This dual approach allowed the patient to not only achieve straighter teeth but also attain a whiter and more radiant smile. The sensitivity issue was also closely monitored throughout the treatment to ensure that it diminished with the realignment of the teeth.

The outcome of the treatment was a significant improvement in the alignment and aesthetics of the patient's smile. The clear aligners effectively corrected the crowding, tooth tilt, and size discrepancy. The concurrent whitening treatment resulted in a brighter and more attractive smile.

Most importantly, the sensitivity issue that had troubled the patient for years was significantly reduced as the teeth were brought into better alignment. The patient was delighted with the outcome and the improved overall health and aesthetics of her smile.

In conclusion, the case of this 36-year-old female patient showcases the transformative power of modern dentistry in addressing alignment issues and improving overall oral health. By combining clear aligner therapy with Invisalign and a whitening treatment, the patient not only achieved straighter teeth but also alleviated long-standing sensitivity issues. This case highlights the importance of personalized treatment and the role of comprehensive dental solutions in delivering life-changing results.