Problem: This 20-year-old female patient presented with an anterior open bite from a tongue thrust. She was told that she needed surgery. We decided to try and get the best result before sending her for surgery (she was scared of surgery, and who can blame her?)
Solution: orthodontic treatment using the Speed System (Cambridge, Canada) for 1 year resulted in the closure of her bite and no need for surgery!
Solution: Result after 1 year of Speed System braces. No extractions needed!
Problem: Posterior crossbite and severe collapse of this 10-year-old patient's teeth on the right side. His left lateral incisor is in anterior crossbite. He is being teased at school. Family does not have money for orthognathic surgery (recommended) in conjunction with braces.
Solution: 3 years of Speed System braces (Cambridge, Canada) resulted in successful expansion of the patient's arch and correction of crossbites. Much improved looks, and the patient is so very happy!