A great smile is an accessory that is carried through every milestone of life.
Through school and graduation photos, wedding and career roles, it can make the difference to the aesthetic of your memories. If you’re ready to perfect your smile without any visible evidence, then lingual braces, including Incognito™ Hidden Braces, or clear aligners could be the appropriate treatment options for you.
These treatment options are most appealing to adults and those conscious of the interference of braces to their lifestyle. Some of these treatments can be used for adolescents or even children. The possibilities are endless, all it takes is a consultation to know for sure.
Clear aligners can be described as removable clear aligners made of plastic for your teeth. These aligners are designed and fitted according to your teeth needs. They are made up of two clear plastic trays shaped to fit your upper and bottom row of teeth, these trays are changed every two weeks which will slowly move your teeth until you are satisfied with your teeth placement.
There are many benefits to using Invisalign. Some of the benefits include:
Compared to braces, Invisalign are much safer as they are not made with metal wires and brackets which can cause discomfort to the user but rather of a clear, comfortable plastic.
The duration of treating your teeth with Invisalign is much shorter than other methods. Braces can take up to 5 years to correct teeth whereas Invisalign takes roughly 1 to 1.5 years to correct.
It improves cleanliness, since the trays are removable, they can be taken out when you need to brush and floss as well as giving you the option to clean the trays as opposed to other methods of straightening your teeth which are usually fixed to your teeth.
Usually genetic in nature, cross-bite occurs when your upper and lower jaw do not line up. Aside from aesthetics, if the condition is not corrected, it can result in problems with your bite – making eating certain foods painful. The nature and structure of our teeth can also affect your speech and pronunciation. As this condition makes it difficult to clean all your teeth properly, it is a common cause of tooth decay.
In this case, your upper front teeth will close over your lower teeth. This condition can be brought about by genetics, trauma or bad chewing.
If left untreated, cross-bite can result in:
Patients whose lower teeth protrude past the upper front teeth suffer from an underbite. Like most dental problems, an underbite can be hereditary or caused by habits like tongue thrusting. The condition can result in:
Loss of enamel
Although some are born with gapped teeth, spaces between your teeth can develop from poor chewing habits, tongue thrusting or gum disease. Problems associated with gaps include
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