Orthodontic: A case with fix appliance 01

A case of mal-alignment of teeth treated with fix appliance


18 months after orthodontic treatment (below)….




A 25 years-old Chinese female requested for orthodontic treatment. She complained of spacing at her front teeth while her lateral incisors (side teeth) were hiding behind the lower teeth. She also dislike her left canine which erupted high up in the gum area.

Orthodontic treated started in July, 2010…Scaling and dental fillings done prior to braces placement.

Below were the chronology of braces treatment during 19 months

July 2010: After braces analysis done, she only required single tooth extraction. She had clear crystal braces placed on her teeth.

August 2010: The right lateral incisor (side tooth) is coming out

September 2010: Left canine was pull down to its correct position

October 2010: Wire was engaged to the left lateral incisor

November 2010: Both left canine and left lateral incisor were moving into correct position

December 2010

January 2011: Nickle Titanium rectangular wire was used to pull down the left lateral incisor and canine

February 2011

March 2011: Gaps between the teeth on the left side were getting smaller

April 2011

June 2011

July 2011: Stainless steel wire was used to help the teeth to move to each other

August 2011

September 2011: Wire was bend to pull up lower left canine and premolar upwards

October 2011: Upper and lower wire were bend further to close gap

November 2011

December 2011: Treatment finish, all the teeth were in good alignment


Before and After Braces Treatment








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Dr. Ng SN

About Dr. Ng SN

Dental Surgeon BDS (MU) Dr. S. N. Ng is a general dental practitioner. She graduated from University of Malaya in 2003 and has more than 15 years of working experience as a dental surgeon. Her previous working experience includes working as a dental officer in government health clinics and private clinics. She mainly specializes in orthodontics treatment, cosmetic dentistry including teeth whitening/bleaching, aesthetic composite filling, crowns and bridges.

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