Thelica M, Before and After Metal Braces | Open bite and Spaces


Thelica M, female, 18 years old.

Dental Problem(s):

  • Class I malocclusion
  • Anterior open bite
  • Thumb Sucking Habit.
  • Spaces on the upper and lower arches

Doctors Notes:

Treatment Plan:

  • Comprehensive orthodontic treatment with fixed appliances
  • Habit breaking appliance was used to help the patient to stop the habit
  • Non-extraction treatment
  • Close the spaces

Treatment Results:

  • Bite closure occurred in 8 months time
  • Upper removable and lower fixed “permanent” retainers were¬†used
  • Patient is placed on 2 years retention follow-up
  • All spaces were closed

Orthodontic Treatment:

metal braces

Treatment Length:

22 months

Treatment Cost:

  • DC 37 coverage
  • Patient was approved
  • Patient covered retainer cost, DC 37 does not cover retainers

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Additional Info:


2848 Church Ave #201B, Brooklyn, NY


Dr. Oleg Drut