Your orthodontist can do so much more with Invisalign & clear aligners than ever before. If you think that you are not a candidate for clear aligners, it may be time to reconsider. Read below and see with your own eyes what is possible. The pictures are of our actual patients who were treated with clear aligners in our office!
Warning: Not all aligner treatments provide the same level of care. You can learn more here.
Do your front teeth stick out too much? Contrary to what you may have been told, it is possible to use elastics (rubber bands) with Invisalign to correct your overbite. For a severe overbite that requires extractions, even extractions are possible with clear aligners.
Mild, Moderate, and Severe Crowding
Think again if you believe your teeth are too crowded for aligners.
Do your lower teeth stick out in front of your upper teeth? With the right plan from your orthodontist, aligners can correct underbites.
People with anterior open bites are unable to touch their upper & lower front teeth. They have issues biting through food on their front teeth. When they eat a sandwich, the lettuce pulls right out. This kind of bite puts too much stress on the back teeth (since the front teeth don’t touch). Aligners are actually better than braces for correcting mild to moderate open bites. The reason is a bit too complicated for this post, so consult your orthodontist to ask why this is true.
Do your upper AND lower teeth stick out too much? We can use aligners to upright them.
A deep bite can contribute to increased wear and make jaw pain worse, especially if you have a grinding or clenching habit. In the past, aligners were not very good at correcting deep bites. Now, with the right plan, a deep bite can be corrected effectively.
If you want to know more about the differences of Braces vs. Invisalign, see our earlier blog post.