Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..

The first case is a 23 year old female and Non-extraction treatment was chosen for esthetic goals.  The case finished in 19 months, Upper incisor brackets were flipped to invert torque and there was mild IPR in both arches.  Extra broad NiTi wires were used for dental expansion.  Esthetically the elephant in the room for me was narrow arches / dark buccal corridors. The posterior maxilla had great buccal phenotype for dental expansion. There was room for even greater dental expansion in the upper arch but the amount of desired expansion in this case I felt was a unique issue. I was concerned with LL5 positioned outside the alveolus pre-tx so for me expansion in the lower arch was necessary (if non-exo chosen) but it needed to be somewhat controlled. This in turn for me dictated conservative but not exaggerated dental expansion in the upper arch. Extra broad Niti wires used, but in 16X25 SS UL finishing wires I did not exaggerate the expansion. Class 2 elastics were used through first half of treatment.

Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..
Archwire Expansion Indicated but Also Necessary to Limit…..