Before & After: Personal Trainer Gets A Bigger Smile

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.

Teeth lengthened: Before and after a try-in

Restoring Tooth Length

This patient is young and ground his teeth down.

We’ve been moving his teeth subtlety with Invisalign to correct the deep bite and to create clearance so that when we restore the tooth length we will not have to drill the teeth down.

Today we did laser re-contouring and a full arch mock up try in that he can wear for a few weeks to test the new bite! we really lengthened the teeth and we want to test drive the esthetics, function and phonetics!

Are you allergic to certain metals? Photo of a patient who was

Are You Allergic To The Metal In Your Braces?

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.

What an Invisalign treatment looks like at the halfway mark: Before & After

What an Invisalign treatment looks like at the halfway mark

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.

This patient had all of her upper teeth moved to an open bite due to her lower appliance hitting only against her front 4 teeth.

Do you have the right nightguard?

Do you have the right nightguard?

This patient had all of her upper teeth moved to an open bite due to her lower appliance hitting only against her front 4 teeth. Her clenching shoved them in!

Now we are correcting her bite with Invisalign, then making her a correct nightguard.