The Optimized Digital Tool Set

3D imaging has become a very popular diagnostic aid. This technology has allowed us to accurately visualize teeth and their relationship to the surrounding bone. Visualization is only part of the equation: the real benefit is to be able to use these diagnostic aids to help guide treatment.

Dr. Bruce Goldstein

Dr. Bruce Goldstein received his undergraduate degree from the University of Maryland and his dental degree, master’s degree, and orthodontic degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo. Dr. Goldstein has been practicing orthodontics in Scottsdale, Arizona since 1984. He started offering suresmile treatment in October 2006, and has completed more than 2000 cases.

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Initial Observations

Patient KD, a 14-year-old male, presented with a Class I bi-maxillary protrusive malocclusion. He had severe lower crowding, a maxillary cant, and lip incompetence. Third molars were impacted and gingival tissue on the lower anteriors was very thin.

Treatment Plan

Initial patient model
Initial patient model
Lower incisor bone level therapeutic scan
Read the wire: Note the medial inclination of the 2nd bicuspid

Summary

The ability to use technology to help us achieve superior results for our patients is what suresmile is all about. Being able to see potential problems and having a mechanism for dealing with these problems is what separates suresmile from any other treatment modality.

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