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10 Invisalign Truths to Know Before You Try

10 Invisalign Truths to Know Before You Try Real talk: I've never loved my teeth. 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

Why Is America Obsessed With Perfecting Its Teeth?

Why Is America Obsessed With Perfecting Its Teeth? But never before has mankind's obsession with the smile been so easily actionable. Cosmetic dentistry now represents the largest nonsurgical beauty industry after makeup. This includes the multibillion-dollar teeth-whitening business, which began in

The Lingual Choice

After the dental midlines coincided, a maxillary 0.0175 x 0.0175-inch TMA was placed for intraoral detailing. The patient was retained with maxillary and mandibular Ortho-Flextech (Reliance Inc) stainless steel thread extending

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. When the upper front Retainers might be used to keep your teeth in position after braces have been removed. Retainers are either Removable appliances might

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 But after a second phase of fixed-appliance

Oral Health Solutions with Clear Aligner Therapy: Three case studies show benefits of proper tooth alignment

Three case studies show benefits of proper tooth alignment

BY Ben Miraglia , DDS, and Lauren Gueits , RDH, BS

Orthodontics is an essential component of comprehensive care. The following cases demonstrate how patients benefit from providing orthodontic solutions to orthodontic problems. Hygienists are an integral component to instilling the value of tooth alignment and proper occlusion to patients. Orthodontics has become a readily acceptable option for adult patients due to the availability of clear aligner therapy. The value of the therapy is not based on the obvious esthetic benefits of "straight" teeth, but rather the functionality of a healthy occlusion. Doctors have been very successful in treating patients with clear aligner therapy to prevent the possible consequences of malocclusion: occlusal wear, abfractions, incipient decay, periodontal disease, and even TMD symptoms.

The authors collaborated to share remarkable case studies below, which exemplify patients' success, good health, and improved well-being. Clear aligner therapy started as a result of a team approach during hygiene treatment.