Carl (a local radio personality and strong community participant) had very healthy teeth and gums but some of his teeth were smaller than ideal and there were some alignment issues. His bite suffered from the misalignment. Several teeth on his left side didn’t even touch when he closed his mouth. He had wanted to have cosmetic work done for a long time but feared that it would alter his voice. We placed 10 crowns on the top arch and 10 on the bottom. By altering the size and manipulating the position of his teeth we were able to idealize his bite so that all his teeth touch at the same time. We were careful so that his speech remained unaffected. He said a few weeks after completing treatment that he catches himself covering his mouth with his hand when he laughs, and he has to remind himself that he now has a smile he can be really proud of. Thanks Carl!