Humble Dentistry
80 Wilson Road, Suite C
Humble, TX 77338

Clear Correct and Composite Bonding

Outside of trauma, gaps in the smile can occur for a variety of reasons. Sometimes it's because the jaw grew too big and now your teeth aren't able to fill all of the gaps. Other times it's because your teeth developed too small, so there are large gaps. It could even be a combination of the two. 

To correct the gaps: 

  • Orthodontics can be used to change the position of the teeth and the shape of the jaw
  • Composite bonding or ceramic veneers can change the shape of the teeth
  • A combination of both can be used

Our patient came in wanting to eliminate the gaps between his upper teeth before his sister got married, but the spaces were uneven between the upper teeth and there was mild crowding of the lower teeth. Our goal was for him to be confident in his smile just in time for this special day. 

To address his concerns, we recommended: 

  • Clear Correct Orthodontics to align the roots of all the upper teeth, even out the spaces between the upper teeth, align the gum tissue of the upper teeth, and address the mild crowding of the lower teeth. 
  • Digital Smile Design and composite bonding to close the spaces between the teeth and make the teeth proportional to fill the smile. 

We started by digitally scanning the patient's mouth with our 3Shape Trios 3 intra-oral scanner. We then worked with Clear Correct to plan about 6 months of clear aligners. This evened out the spaces between the top teeth and corrected the crowding of the lower teeth. 

After the Clear Correct aligners corrected the lower crowding and evened out the upper spaces, we re-scanned the position of the teeth. The new scans and updated photographs were used to create a Digital Smile Design. We 3D printed models of the Digital Smile Design on our SprintRay Pro55 3D printer. The 3D printed models were used as a template for the composite bonding to close the spaces between the upper teeth. 

Jeff

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