Beyond Your Smile
Based on current theory, the dimensions of a patient’s arch are fixed. Common treatments for deformities are:
Points of concern:
Even the positive results of traditional methods leave us with no definition for a normal arch form. Class I occlusion is commonly accompanied by problems such as crowding, deep bite and cross bite. Straight alignment of teeth can present with a gummy smile, incisor proclination and malocclusion. Therefore, neither is acceptable as a standard for determining normal arch parameters.