Case of the month by Dr Rune Henriksen Bones

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Treatment carried out by Dr Rune Henriksen Bones

 

Torget Tannhelse Sarpsborg
Torget 3
1707 Sarpsborg
Norway

Tel:+47 69 87 87 85
Email: runehenriksen84@gmail.com
www.torgettann.no

Case Details

The patient has all her life been bothered by her smile. She said to me she didn't want to smile, because she was embarrassed by her teeth. Her main concern was her upper left central incisor which was positioned far labially in the arch, but ideally she wanted all the front teeth straightened. She had heard about Inman, and didn’t want fixed braces, so she asked me if it could be addressed.

After measuring the width of the central incisor, I plotted the numbers in Spazewize, which confirmed that this was a possible case. Afterwards I posted the pictures on the forum and got some good tips there. The mentors told me to inform the patient thoroughly the things we couldn’t address. I informed her that we would not correct her over-jet with Inman, but she didn’t mind this at all. She just wanted her smile to improve. So we ended up ordering an Inman with combined expander.

I got the aligner back from the lab, and had the patient in for seating the IA. Everything fitted well, and I performed IPR and PPR as prescribed. I informed the patient how to use the expander, and how often to turn the screw, also that she could experience some slight discomfort in the following days. She was very motivated for the treatment, and I had a good feeling this would be a nice case.

So after performing progressive IPR/PPR for every visit, we got the result we wanted. Impressions was taken and sent to the lab for making a fixed bonded wire retainer. While we waited for the lab to make the wire, bleaching trays were made, and she bleached during the hours she was not using the IA. This was really the frosting on the cake for this case. When the retainer came back, this was easily fitted and bonded with flowable composite.

This patient was extremely happy with the result to say the least. After all these years, she finally can smile without hiding her teeth. Now she smiles all the time! This case was really rewarding for me too, it’s nice to help someone get the smile they want, and at the same time in a conservative way. Align Bleach Bond is a fantastic way of doing minimally invasive dentistry.

Patient testimonial

“The Inman Aligner has been a fantastic treatment for me. Now I have the smile I always wanted, and achieving this was faster and easier then I thought. I would recommend this treatment to everyone who wants their teeth aligned”

Anita Jakobsen

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