Sally told us that she always wished her teeth were straighter, whiter, and not so crowded. When her wisdom teeth came in, the crowding increased. Sally was referred to our office to evaluate her options for a better smile. We selected minor orthodontic movement with an Inman appliance, followed by an evaluation for porcelain veneers or cosmetic bonding. If veneers are completed before the teeth are repositioned, more grinding or preparation of the teeth will be needed to achieve an ideal result.
The position of Sally’s teeth and the esthetics of her smile improved much better than we expected with the Inman Appliance. We were able to achieve the perfect, conservative result for her with just a bit of cosmetic bonding on the left front tooth and the right lateral incisor after improving the brightness of her smile with our take-home teeth whitening system.