There was a time not too many years ago that anyone with crooked teeth or who suffered with an over bite, cross bite or under bite, the only solution was wearing braces for years. Now, thanks to Invisalign, the solution to many bite problems can be resolved with this innovative teeth straightening process.
In severe cases of malocclusion, a consultation with your dentist will determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign.
After this determination, your dentist will take dental impressions, x-rays and photographs. These will be sent to Invisalign where 3-D digital technology will be employed to formulate a series of clear, plastic aligners.
The aligners are designed to gently shift the teeth into their correct position to not only correct your bite but to provide a new smile in the process.
An over bite, under bite or cross bite can be corrected as a new aligner is …
Invisalign treatment has become a popular alternative to traditional braces for correction of crooked or slightly misaligned teeth. Recent evidence indicates that Invisalign can also be effective in correcting minor malocclusions, or a misaligned bite. Our dental office offers Invisalign in the San Antonio area, and we can help you determine if your malocclusion can be effectively treated in this manner.
Traditional orthodontics to correct crooked teeth or misalignment uses metal braces affixed to the teeth. The braces are connected with rubber bands that create pressure on the braces to move the teeth into the appropriate place. For major malocclusion or extremely crooked teeth, braces are still often the most effective option. However, for less severe alignment problems, Invisalign can be a preferred option.
Invisalign uses clear plastic trays, custom made for the individual patient, to gradually move the teeth into the proper position. …
Patients with malocclusion problems usually hate the thought of getting braces. Getting a mouth full of metal comes with a high price if you enjoy comfort food like bagels, corn on the cob, popcorn or pretzels. Imagine not being able to eat some types of food because they might dislodge your brackets. Chewy and sticky food like taffy and bubblegum are frowned upon. Fortunately, there is an alternative to traditional braces: Invisalign in San Antonio.
Invisalign treatment is a great way to straighten your teeth without having to give up the food you love. So what makes it better than braces? You can take them off when you eat and of course, when you drink tea, coffee or red wine. This comfortable breakthrough in orthodontics allows you to indulge in whatever food your heart desires.
The dentist will take an impression of your bite, as well as x-rays. The …
If you are considering orthodontics for yourself or for your teen, you may be wondering about the options that are currently available. Most patients are familiar with the traditional method of orthodontics, which utilizes a system of metal bands, wires, and brackets to straighten the teeth. Although this method has certainly proven to be successful, it has also proven to be challenging in terms of comfort, appearance, and maintenance. In 1997, the orthodontic system, Invisalign was developed to overcome some of these challenges. After almost two decades of clinical use, and more than 1 million patients treated, the Invisalign system has raised the standards for every patient’s orthodontic experience.
A series of custom-fitted clear retainers are created based on your dentist’s or Orthodontist’s orders. Following a very minimal preparation to your teeth, the trays apply gentle steady guidance to the teeth to …