I was very happy with how this case progressed, and the patient was delighted with the result. I was surprised at how quickly the power chain sling moved LR1 buccally, fortunately, causing no buccal recession. (The patient had been warned that this was possible due to her thin gingival biotype.) It was great to learn how to use this, and it increased my confidence in providing fixed anterior aesthetic alignment solutions for more patients.
I thought that I would need two clear finishers at the end to align the LR1. However, between debonding the lower brackets and fitting the temporary Essix retainer, LR1 aligned on its own.
In hindsight, I would have liked to keep the upper brackets on for another two weeks to retract the upper centrals and laterals more. However, the patient was happy, and I had been advised to debond as quickly as possible in order to reduce the risk of gingival recession given the thin biotype. I would have also placed the composite bite guards on the palatal cusp of the upper second molars rather than the lower second molars. Finally, I hope to improve my dental photography skills in order to enhance the images for my records and marketing materials.