Case of the Month by Dr Gunnar Kjendlie

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Treatment carried out by Dr Gunnar Kjendlie

 

Gunnar Kjendlie
Horten Tannlegesenter
Trimveien 41 B, 3188 Horten
Norway

Tel:33 04 25 85
www.hortentannlegesenter.no

My testimonial:

The patient:  Woman. Age: 53. 

She was referred by my colleague because she had been unhappy with her upper crowding for a long time. Her main concern was the palatinal placed UL1 og the rotated UL2. However, she didn´t want traditional fixed orthodontics because of the expected long duration of the treatment and the looks of fixed orthodontics.

The patient was ok with the small amount of crowding in the lower jaw and didn´t want to get them aligned. To avoid more crowding in the lower jaw we decided to put on a bonded wire retainer.

The crowding in the upper jaw was 3,2mm and all the incisors needed rotation. By buccal movement of the UL1, a lot of IPR/PPR and a combined expander we got space to rotate and align the upper front teeth. We used a clear aligner to get the last rotation of the UR1. The patient used the Inman Aligner for 16 weeks and then finished with the Clear Aligner.
For retention we put on a bonded wire retainer and an Essix retainer. There was not enough space for a wired retainer on the canines, so we used the Dahl principle and after only 2 weeks the occlusion in the molar and premolar region was almost there.

To adjust the incisal edges we put composite on the UR2 and UL1 and polished the UR1 with Soflex discs. 

The support and guidance from the instructors on the forum has been excellent all the way! Thanks a lot! As a dentist it is very motivational to see these big changes in such a short period of time. The patient is very happy with her new smile!

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