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Invisalign Crowded Teeth

Grand Thoughts: Bracing for a big, new smile

William, 4, had a different take. "What are braces?"

To be fair, the girls visualized their grandmother with a mouth filled with traditional silver or the trendy multicolored metal braces.

"Please don't get them, Mom. You're getting the red ones, aren't you?" Tilleigh said, with a seriously terrified look on her pretty little face.

It wasn't until I explained that I'm getting Invisalign — custom-made clear aligners that fit snugly over the teeth — that the girls were OK with what I'm doing.

The aligners serve the same purpose as traditional metal braces as they adjust teeth over a period of time, but the big difference is that they are clear and removable (though the more they're taken out, the longer it takes to straighten the teeth).

Some people may question why I'm choosing to have this done so late in life. It's a simple answer. I smile a lot, and my teeth are important to me. In the last couple of years, though, they are becoming crowded and, as a result, shifting.

I have an overbite, and crowded teeth would invisalign be good for me?

I have na overbite and crowded teeth would invisalign be good for me?
im 16. going on 17 in 2008!


Of course. It would be better than getting braces.


You may have impacted wisdom teeth, if yours have not been removed yet.

I had two crooked front teeth which were more pronounced before I had my wisdom teeth removed in 2005 and 2006. (two at a time)


It depends on how old you are. If you are older than lets say 17 then you should get them because it might take a ling time to fix and invisiglin is not that noticable.

Can Invisalign straighten adult crooked and crowded teeth?

I'm an adult with crooked and crowded teeth. This has bothered me for many years and I am considering Invisalign and metal braces.

I had 3 consults; 1 said Invisalign, 1 said metal braces and 1 said either could work.


You could probably get the result you want with either. Adult teeth tend to move more slowly than those of teenagers or children, but this is true for both invisalign and metal braces. Invisalign doesn't give the orthodontist as precise control over


yes, invisalign will work. They do exactly what braces can do


You could probably get the result you want with either. Adult teeth tend to move more slowly than those of teenagers or children, but this is true for both invisalign and metal braces. Invisalign doesn't give the orthodontist as precise control over