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10 Invisalign Truths to Know Before You Try

10 Invisalign Truths to Know Before You Try OK, they were never awful, but Invisalign has long been in the back of my mind. Despite wearing my retainer every single night since getting my braces off in high school, my teeth still moved, and I had what's called an overjet bite, which means my

Why Is America Obsessed With Perfecting Its Teeth?

Why Is America Obsessed With Perfecting Its Teeth? The popularity of Invisalign, a treatment invented two decades ago that provides a simpler, retainer-type alternative to braces, is growing exponentially. Newer start-ups aim to democratize the industry further with mail-order DIY treatments. Amateur

The Lingual Choice

the maxillary left first molar was in a full-step Class II relationship, though the maxillary left canine was in a Class I relationship. The maxillary arch was tapered and the maxillary central incisors deviated left of the median suture. Overjet

Orthodontic procedures to correct irregularities...

Orthodontic procedures to correct irregularities... Some types of bad bites include an overbite, a crossbite, an overjet, and an open bite. Invisalign® is custom-made for your comfort and doesn't use metal wires or brackets, but instead utilizes a series of clear (that is, near invisible) aligners

The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile

The 8-Year-Old With a Perfect Smile For one of the most common conditions—a Class II Malocclusion, commonly known as an overbite, "overjet" or buck teeth—studies indicate there aren't measurable benefits to early treatment. Starting treatment early for this condition usually means a

If you had braces, your child probably needs them too

When a habit is noted, it’s a good time. Habits most times result in harmful outcomes. For example, a digit-sucking habit (mostly a finger or fingers or rarely toes) causes various troubles such as an open-bite (upper and lower front teeth are not touching, sometimes called under-bites), excessive overjet (abnormally sticking out upper front teeth) and narrow upper jaw if the habit continues longer than four to six months. Orthodontists want to break these kinds of habits as early as possible because it could be very difficult to fix the abnormalities once they are fully expressed. Luckily, most habit-related distortions can be fixed using habit-breakers such as tongue cribs.

When a lack of space for erupting cuspid teeth is noted, it’s the right time. Crowding (irregularity in teeth alignment) in new permanent front teeth may be another indication. At around the time all four front teeth are in the mouth, the arches (dental arches are the two crescent arrangements of teeth, one on each the upper and lower jaw) are often short of space for incoming cuspids. The driving force for the erupting cuspids from both sides pushes front teeth toward the middle. This results in crowding. When you see crowding in front teeth, it is a good time for consulting.