Diamond N. Female 18 Before and After Ceramic Braces Treatment | Crowding and Open Bite


Diamond N, female, 18 years old.

Dental Problem(s):

  • Class I malocclusion.
  • Anterior open bite.
  • Space deficiency on the upper and lower arches.
  • Sticking out upper and lower front teeth.
  • Patient came for a second opinion since the previous orthodontist wanted to extract permanent adult teeth to
    reduce protrusion of upper and lower front teeth.

Doctors Notes:

Treatment Plan:

  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances.
  • Non Extraction approach to give the patient a nicer and fuller smile and to avoid extractions of any adult teeth.
  • Alleviate upper and lower spaced deficiency.
  • Reduce protrusion of the upper front teeth.
  • Create a beautiful smile.
  • Establish ideal overbite and overjet.
  • Close the anterior open bite.

Treatment Results:

  • Class I occlusion with ideal overbite and overjet was established.
  • Space deficiency was eliminated.
  • Bite was successfully closed.
  • Protrusion of upper and lower front teeth was reduced.
  • Patient was placed on upper and lower fixed retainers and upper removable retainer as well.
  • Patient was really happy and satisfied with him smile improvements and results accomplished.

Orthodontic Treatment:

ceramic braces

Treatment Length:

18 months

Treatment Cost:

  • Total before insurance – $4,500
  • Insurance AETNA coverage – $1,200
  • Cost after insurance – $3,300
  • Down payment – $500
  • Remaining balance – $2,800
  • Monthly Payments – $150/month for 18 months at 0% interest

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Additional Info:


35 Journal Square Suite 601 Jersey City, NJ


Dr. Ricardo Santana-Lopez