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Will Invisalign Help My Overbite?

[pullquote]Using patented Invisalign technology, your teeth will be gently guided into the proper position according to your individualized treatment plan.[/pullquote]The number of dental conditions that can be corrected with Invisalign grows more impressive every day. Orthodontists are finding new uses for Invisalign technology. At the same time, patients are spreading the word about the simplicity and comfort of this orthodontic solution. Understandably, addressing orthodontic concerns becomes more appealing with the elimination of metal brackets and wires.

Your orthodontist may recommend Invisalign to correct your overbite. These clear, customized aligners might also be the solution for your crossbite, crowded, gapped teeth and crooked teeth. Using patented Invisalign technology, your teeth will be gently guided into the proper position according to your individualized treatment plan.

Beginning with an orthodontic consultation, your orthodontist will gather the necessary diagnostic information. Dental x-rays and impressions of your teeth will be forwarded to the Invisalign headquarters where your treatment plan will be developed. State of the art digital imaging will be used to illustrate each phase of your treatment as well as predict the estimated treatment time.

Once your treatment has been planned and the outcome predicted, your orthodontist will review and discuss the details with you. At this point, prior to any movement of the teeth, you will have an amazingly accurate outline of your proposed treatment. With the ability to view computer-generated three-dimensional digital images of your teeth, you can visualize the proposed outcome of your treatment.

Upon your approval, your case will be processed and you can begin the active phase of treatment. As you begin wearing your customized aligners, you will soon notice that a new smile begins to emerge. Your overbite will fade away as your teeth will be steadily guided into the most ideal position.

In recent years, an increasing number of patients have turned to Invisalign technology to address their orthodontic concerns. Compared to traditional braces, the ability to improve your smile with a more comfortable and discreet treatment is especially attractive for teens and adults.

Schedule an appointment with our experienced team at Georgetown Orthodontics, serving Wilton CT, to learn how Invisalign can correct your overbite and more.

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Is Invisalign a viable alternative to traditional braces?

Invisalign Wilton CTAn increasing number of patients are considering Invisalign in Wilton CT to achieve their dream smiles, and that’s no surprise. Invisalign tends to be particularly appealing to adult patients, who don’t want to spend years saddled with appliances that take them back to their awkward teen years.

The Invisalign system, which straightens the teeth through a progressive series of clear plastic aligner trays, is more convenient than traditional braces and it’s barely noticeable, unlike its counterpart’s clunky metal brackets and wires.

Despite all of the advantages associated with Invisalign, some prospective patients remain skeptical about the system’s capabilities for straightening their teeth. Those individuals may feel that the tried-and-true method is more effective at realigning the teeth.

That’s simply not the case. The technology has improved drastically in the years since this technique was introduced, and Invisalign now can help an orthodontist straighten almost any patient’s teeth. Plus, with the clear trays, patients can see results much sooner, as the teeth aren’t hidden by appliances.

At this point, Invisalign can even be used in complex cases involving mild or moderate underbites and overbites or severe crowding. Orthodontists can use attachments and rubber bands to reposition the jaws, as well.

Of course, in order to achieve the best outcomes, patients need to wear the trays as recommended—between 20 and 22 hours each day.

In addition to the aesthetic benefits, Invisalign can also help patients keep their mouths healthier during treatment. Invisalign trays can be removed for eating, brushing and flossing. It’s easier to rinse food particles from the teeth after eating, and the patient’s regular oral hygiene routine can be maintained throughout treatment.

Although Invisalign equals the performance of conventional braces in most cases, certain problems may not respond well to the trays. For example, teeth that are significantly rotated or other severe misalignments may require a traditional approach. In older patients in whom the jaws cannot be repositioned by orthodontic forces alone, accompanying surgery may be necessary.

If you are interested in the Invisalign system, call 203-544-9338 and schedule a consultation to learn if Invisalign is an appropriate treatment for your case.

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