Many professional adults would like to correct noticeable gaps and misaligned teeth in their smile, but the prospect of wearing noticeable metal braces for months or even years on end is just too great of a hurdle to consider. At Polaris Orthodontic Center, Dr. Amin Mason takes pride in being able to offer his patients a variety of treatment options to choose from, including aesthetic-friendly solutions like Invisalign that can help them correct their smile while still maintaining a pleasing, natural appearance. Contact our Columbus, OH location today to schedule your first consultation!
This 17-year old patient came into our office with a multitude of problems we’ve helped many other people fix: teeth crowding, an underbite, and a crossbite of the back teeth (where the upper and lower teeth are offset from left to right). Each of these issues was quite severe, however, and the patient was previously told he needed surgery to correct them all. He said he didn’t want to undergo surgery, so Dr. Mason put together a customized treatment plan. First, he placed a temporary anchorage device (TAD) supported expander to increase the size of the patient's hard palate, and he also used another TAD on the lower teeth to close the spaces. Then, Damon self-ligating braces helped move the teeth into their ideal positions. One of the patient’s lower premolars was removed as well. In the end, the patient was able to avoid surgery and achieve excellent results he could not believe.