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Miscellaneous

What is occlusal equilibration, esthetic bonding & enamel reshaping?

In some situations, the genetic size of the teeth make it impossible to get a perfect result and either occlusal equilibration, enamel reshaping or esthetic bonding may be required to get the optimal result wanted.

This may necessitate the selective grinding (occlusal equilibration) of some tooth surfaces in order to fit (interdigitate) perfectly with each other.

If some teeth are smaller than their optimal size, or misshapen, esthetic bonding and enamel reshaping may be suggested in order to improve the appearance of specific teeth, and therefore the whole smile.

These options will be discussed with you if your Orthodontist feels it necessary.