Invisalign® takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the process is most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
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Correcting an abnormal bite will create a nice-looking smile, but more importantly, orthodontic treatment results in a healthier mouth. Not correcting an abnormal bite could result in further oral health problems, including:
Without a retainer, the time you spent in braces and the investment you made could be lost as your teeth may shift back to their previous pathological position! Learn the pros and cons of a permanent retainer.
An underbite is a complicated orthodontic issue that is relatively rare. The prevalence of this type of bite varies by ethnicity, with people of Southeast Asian descent having the highest rate at over 15%. It is a difficult orthodontic problem to treat, and it can cause many complications over the patient’s lifetime. If you or a loved one suffers from an orthodontic underbite, read this article for more information.