Teeth can be straighten without obvious braces. Adults or matures teens with only 1 – 6 millimeters of crowding or spacing of the front teeth and no missing or severely tipped teeth will not require braces that are glued on. A series of 3-D computer generated invisible aligners may create a beautiful smile for you without visible braces. Keep in mind that invisible aligners will not correct poor bites that due to jaw bone malpositioning. Therefore, to achieve the best smile possible, many patients will benefit from a treatment program which combines a short period of traditional braces followed by a longer period of invisible aligners.
The industry leader for invisible aligners is Invisalign (TM). Be aware that in 2002, Invisalign (TM) began licensing its technology to dentists who have “no prior orthodontic experience”. In light of the fact that invisible aligners alone are unlikely to produce the best smile, we urge patients interested in using invisible aligners to seek their treatment from licensed orthodontists.
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