Orthodontists are responsible for far more than just straight teeth and they must have the knowledge and skills to provide comprehensive treatment of the patient’s orthodontic concerns. Our patient Melissa is a dental hygienist who came to us concerned with the appearance of her smile and bite.
As part of our initial consultation, we discussed improving her bite and smile arc, but she was also concerned about her gummy smile which was due to reduced lip volume. We also brought to her attention an undersized upper right lateral incisor which was creating an open gingival embrasure that she mentioned was an esthetic concern and was impacting food. By combining Invisalign with soft tissue fillers, we were able to provide an excellent orthodontic result.