Amasadi is a great example of just how important a properly aligned bite is. Not only are straight, properly aligned teeth ideal from a cosmetic standpoint, they are also crucial for maintaining proper oral health. Amasadi’s misalignment caused her to contact on her teeth too hard, creating issues with clenching and grinding. As a result, her teeth developed abfractions. Abfractions are notches on the teeth along the gum line, which are not caused from decay, but rather, a condition caused by excessive stress and pressure on the teeth from clenching and grinding. They can be unsightly and also sensitive as they are areas unprotected from enamel. To not only cosmetically fix, but to also correct the core issue of Amasadi’s smile, Dr. Hoffman first treated her with Invisalign (to properly align her bite), a professional in-office whitening, and placed 4 veneers on her upper teeth (with gum contouring). Not only does her smile look amazing now, but it functions properly as well which is most important!