Straty Righellis 6.4.20
This 14 year old female has been shown to countless orthodontists over the world. Most note minor crowding, mild over bite and an upper lip contour that is flat often referred to as an obtuse labial nasal angle. Over 90% of the audiences say ‘non extraction’ and with fixed lingual retainers forever.
A FACE trained orthodontist will evaluate the occlusion, smile and facial esthetics, long term perio health, patency of airway, TMJ and stability.
The treatment plan was determined by evaluating mounted models, a VTO, knowledge that her facial pattern was an open bite tendency and knowing the elements of an attractive smile and facial balance.
As a result four 2nd bicuspids were removed followed by reciprocal space closure with braces.
Photos 5 years post ortho (the last 3 years with NO retainers) shows stability, no wear on permanent teeth.
I believe a non extraction plan would not have the same successful outcome.
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FACE International meeting
It’s so nice to announce our FACE Revolution International Meeting. After a break of almost 18 months, we are again very excited about organizing the next FACE Revolution Meeting.
We are preparing it with great care and enthusiasm. You can’t imagine our desire to meet our friends and have a face-to-face meeting. The screens and online courses are fine, but there is nothing like gathering, enjoying the friendship and seeing each other again.
I want to thank you very much for your patience, since we had to postpone the meeting twice, but trust us it was worth the wait.
We hope to see you in Madrid and do not forget that “treatment mechanics is still the key to success for excellent orthodontics: with or without aligners”.