Do you hate orthodontics? Did you not get enough (or any) training on ortho in dental school? That was exactly my situation.
Early in my career, my idea of orthodontics was ‘instant orthodontics’ utilizing porcelain veneers. But then Len showed up to my practice.
I know looking at him that ‘instant orthodontics’ wasn’t the answer. It was this case that made me do ‘simple’ orthodontics.
We utilized straight wire orthodontics to gently and quickly get his teeth in a much better position to do more conservative porcelain treatment.
Looking back, I could certainly have done a better job of getting #6 back into alignment. But honestly, I was happy with the results.
We were then able to complete his smile makeover.
Are you intimidated by orthodontics? If you can learn how to pick and choose the right cases, then there isn’t a reason to be intimidated.
Here are a few recommendations on learning adult ‘cosmetic’ orthodontics. I have personally used all these systems and they are great options for your practice.