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Fabrication of a Diagnostic Wax-up of the upper laterals

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This case was to determine which treatment plan was suitable for the patient. Either to have veneers or to have orthodontic treatment to straighten the laterals. All photographs, text and fabrication by Mr. Andrew Tinkler at the Orthodontic / Maxillofacial Laboratory—Royal Lancaster Infirmary.

The following photographs view the Study Models, prior to Diagnostic wax-up, from a variety of angles.



Pic1 Labial view.

Pic2 Declined labial view.

Pic3 Left Buccal view.

Pic4 Right Buccal view.

Pic5 This picture shows the beginnings of the diagnostic wax-up for both upper laterals. In this case a Le Cron, scalpel and Ash 5 were used to manipulate the wax.

Pic 6 This picture shows the finished upper left lateral and left buccal view of the Study Models.

Pic7 This picture shows the finished upper right lateral and right buccal view of the Study Models.

Pic 8 This picture shows both upper waxed-up laterals and a declined labial view of the Study Models.

N.B. It was acknowledged by the Consultant that using possible veneers in this case was not an ideal treatment plan as the patient would be left with deep incisal tips. However, it was also acknowledged that the labial appearance was acceptable.

Pic 9 This picture shows the Laboratory Work Sheet with instructions and the trimmed Study Models post diagnostic wax-up.


For further information contact: -

  • Mr. Andrew Tinkler. LOTA.
  • Maxillofacial Laboratory,
  • Royal Lancaster Infirmary,
  • Lancaster.
  • LA1 4RP.

Peer assessed by: -

  • Miss C. Smith. LOTA.
  • (Maxillofacial & Orthodontic Laboratory Manager).
  • Maxillofacial & Orthodontic Laboratory,
  • Fairfield General Hospital,
  • Rochdale Old Road,
  • Bury,
  • Lancs.
  • BL9 7TD.