This patient had severe crowding in the upper jaw. The crowding was so severe that there was almost no room for her upper canine teeth, resulting in these teeth erupting in front of her other teeth. She called these her “vampire fangs.” In this particular case, sufficient room was created without removing any adult teeth.
This resulted in a brilliant full smile and bite that balanced perfectly with the patients facial features. Please note, this patient benefited without taking any teeth out. However, this is not always the case. Every patient needs to be assessed fully and treated according to not only their bite and crowded teeth, but to their face and what will give the best result at the end of treatment.