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Treating a Crossbite with Invisalign

By | March 27th, 2019|Invisalign|

For you to have a bite that’s considered normal, your upper teeth should rest slightly outside your lower teeth at the front and back of your mouth and along the sides. When that doesn’t happen, it means you have a malocclusion, which is often referred to as a “bad bite.” Overbites and underbites are two common kinds of bad bites. A crossbite is yet another kind of bad bite that patients often seek treatment for. A crossbite occurs when at least one of your upper teeth are out of alignment with your lower teeth. Types of Crossbites In general, there are two kinds of crossbites that typically require the attention of an orthodontist. A posterior crossbite is when your top back teeth come down inside the bottom teeth located at the back of your mouth. It’s estimated that between one and 16 percent of kids experience this type of crossbite before their permanent teeth grow in. The other kind of crossbite is an anterior crossbite. If you have an anterior crossbite, your upper front teeth rest behind the lower teeth located at the front of your mouth. The estimated incidence of anterior crossbite is between four and five percent. […]

Treating an Underbite with Invisalign

By | March 25th, 2019|Invisalign|

When medical professionals talk about dental issues, you’re bound to overhear some words that may instill fear if you’re not familiar with them. “Malocclusion” is one word you may come across. While that’s a big word, it’s not nearly as overwhelming as it may seem on the surface. When someone has a malocclusion problem, it means the individual has an issue relating to the position of their teeth when their jaw is closed. An underbite, which is also referred to as an underjet, is an example of a malocclusion issue some people grapple with.   […]

Treating Crowded Teeth with Invisalign

By | March 21st, 2019|Invisalign|

There are many reasons some people are unhappy with their smile. One common reason people often complain about is crowded teeth or dental crowding. Dental crowding is a sort of “bad bite” that’s the result of a person’s mouth not having enough room for all of the individual’s teeth. When this happens, the person’s teeth move in directions they’re not necessarily supposed to in order to fit in the individual’s mouth. This movement can lead to your teeth bunching up, overlapping, or twisting. It can also cause teeth to get pushed forward or backward. […]

The Most Common Differences Between Invisalign and Traditional Orthodontic Methods

By | March 19th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you’re looking for a way to transform your appearance that doesn’t require surgery or any downtime, you may want to start with your smile. Sometimes, people with imperfect teeth get so used to covering their mouths when they smile that the movement becomes second nature. That’s a shame because every smile is beautiful because of the emotions it relays regardless of how straight or white a person’s teeth are. While that’s the truth, some people remain self-conscious about their smile well into adulthood. Luckily, there are several different ways to improve your smile, including braces, Invisalign clear aligners, and other aligners. […]

5 Ways a Straighter Smile Can Improve Your Teen’s Confidence

By | February 28th, 2019|Invisalign|

Let’s face it – being a teenager is difficult. Teens aren’t just contending with hormonal changes. They’re also dealing with pressure from friends, teachers, coaches and, of course, their parents. Dealing with these external forces can be challenging but handling the pressure they put on themselves is even more overwhelming for teenagers. According to various studies, both girls and boys worry about their looks during their teenage years. This stress alone can lead teenaged girls to adopt unhealthy coping mechanisms and elevate the symptoms of depression in adolescent males. […]

Treating an Open Bite with Invisalign

By | February 27th, 2019|Invisalign|

It can be difficult if your teeth don’t look like everyone else’s or you think they don’t. No matter how beautiful we may think your smile is, it won’t matter if you’re not comfortable with [...]

Treating an Overbite with Invisalign

By | February 26th, 2019|Invisalign|

There are many conditions that might motivate a person to seek help with their teeth. One common condition is an overbite. An overbite is when a person’s top front top teeth overlap their lower front teeth. It’s very common for people to have overbites. In fact, many individuals have at least a slight overbite. In general, dentists and orthodontists use a percentage to describe overbites. While an overbite of five to 25 percent is considered best, some overbites don’t fall into that range. If an overbite is too big, it may be called a “deep bite.” […]

Do I Have to Change My Diet with Invisalign?

By | February 25th, 2019|Invisalign|

With over four million people wearing braces in the United States, braces are far from an uncommon sight. While many adults need braces just like a lot of teenagers do, some people in both age groups may dread the thought of getting braces no matter how great the results they have the potential to produce might be. […]

When Will I Need a New Set of Invisalign Aligners?

By | February 19th, 2019|Invisalign|

Do you find that you’re reluctant to smile even when something hilarious happens? Do you often cover your mouth with your hand when you speak or on those rare occasions when you do break out a smile? If so, you’re not alone. Too many people hide what could be a gorgeous, enviable smile because their teeth aren’t as straight as they’d like. If your jaw is misaligned or your teeth are out of place, there’s no reason for you to hide your smile any longer. […]

Choosing Between Invisalign and Traditional Metal Braces

By | January 30th, 2019|Invisalign|

If you or your child has crooked or misaligned teeth, there are two options for getting their smile all straightened out: Invisalign clear aligners or traditional metal braces. Before choosing one or the other, it is important to note that both ultimately lead to the same result: straighter teeth and a healthier smile. They look quite different, but both options need to worn all day long (though Invisalign can come out during meals), and both require special care when it comes to cleaning and maintaining the aligners and the teeth. […]