While it took a year to get him where he needed to be, this post features a VERY happy patient that received VERY conservative treatment.
This patient was unhappy with her smile. Now it makes her look 10 years younger! Check out the before and after photos.
Here’s some before and after photos of a patient that had Invisalign and some (no-prep and no-numbing) bonding to restore her enamel.
Check out these selfies of our beloved team member Sam. On the left, that’s her before pic. On the right, after just 10 months of Invisalign.
This patient didn’t like the narrowing of her arch, and how everything looked shoved forward before. But it was perfect in just 12 months.
This is Shannon, a personal trainer here in Encinitas. Needless to say, Shannon is in excellent shape, but she always felt very self-conscious about her smile -so much so that when she smiled, she never did so fully – opting to hide them behind her bottom lip!
When her fiance found out about this, he decided nothing should keep her from having a big smile, so he came to me and bought her Invisalign for her birthday.
This patient had a worn smile & a snaggletooth crown. After just 6 months, we gave her a perfect smile. She looks 15 years younger.
Sam’s never had braces, but thanks to Dr. Vane, she started getting her teeth straightened with SureSmile Aligners.
As Dr. Vane notes in the video above, the old way that orthodontists would handle this would be to remove 4 bicuspids. With the SureSmile Aligners, Sam gets to keep all her teeth.
This case turned out awesome. It involved partial veneers, teeth whitening to correct tetracycline staining, and Invisalign. What a change!
Here’s a follow up video with Daniel, after just 2 years of Invisalign.
We previously posted his dramatic before and after photos.
This patient wanted Invisalign for the sole reason of fixing his bite. He recognized that he was chipping and wearing his teeth.
But, we did it, and in less than the 18 months he was told elsewhere. Everything was completed in just 9 months!
This before and after case study shows a dramatic result from Invisalign in just 18 months.
Most people don’t realize that they have a metal allergy. They also don’t realize that standard braces contain nickel and the wires contain nickel titanium.
This patient had a severe inflammatory reaction to the braces from another dentist. She was probably told by the dentist that she wasn’t brushing enough around her brackets – when in fact it was due to an allergy.
This handsome guy got a new smile in just a year! See how his crooked teeth and a deep bite were corrected in just a year.
Here is a great before and after case. The patient is a 70 year-old male who came in because he was unhappy with the wear and chipping on his teeth. If you look at the pic of the occlusal (reverse) view of the teeth, you can see that the teeth were almost worn through to the nerve.
This poor fella had some teeth crowding that was causing wear and grinding. After just 10 months of Invisalign, he looks like a new person. Both he and his wife are very pleased.
With this before and after story, the patient decided to make her new year’s resolution in 2018 a new year’s reality in 2019. See the before and after photos of 1 year of Invisalign.
This patient is 60 years old and he’s got Invisalign to correct an underbite that is causing excessive wear to his front teeth.
As you can see in the before photos, his upper teeth are short due to their position and wear from the lower teeth.
Using Invisalign, we are correcting the “end to end” bite, and pulling the front teeth into the proper position.
He’s only 6 months into treatment, but already halfway through.
Here’s a new before and after.
The chipped and worn front teeth were the patient’s top concern. However, notice how sloped the lower teeth were, and how much the back teeth were hidden in a full smile.
After Invisalign and a little re-contouring, he looks like a totally different person!
I am grateful for many things. Today, I was thinking about how gratifying it is that we have patients whom fly in – just to get their teeth worked on at Moonlight Beach Dental!
It’s extremely rewarding on so many levels.
Here’s one such patient. I’ll let the pictures do most of the explaining:
Invisalign is awesome.
In 1 year, we treated this patient’s crowded teeth – which were also causing chipping and wear.
She now has a gorgeous smile, as you can see.
In dentistry as in life, there are often many ways to solve a problem.
This patient came in because he wanted his old veneers and bonding replaced. His teeth were misaligned.
Does Invisalign work? These before & after pictures tell everything! A patient was allergic to the nickel found in orthodontic wires & appliances. She did not want braces as an adult. Check out the results!