Thanks to orthodontic innovation, you no longer have to resort to metal braces for all types of misaligned teeth. Now, you may opt for invisible clear braces which, MiSmile says, can accurately control the actual straightening process of your teeth.
But metal braces-free treatment is not always an option. Your dentist still has to analyse your specific condition before deciding whether or not teeth straightening with another type of braces is suitable for you.
Here is an overview of orthodontic conditions, which may allow you to ditch the traditional braces and go for clear ones.
Malocclusion is a common orthodontic condition pertaining to the misalignment of your teeth and bite. It includes overbites, under bites, cross bites and open bites. It also includes teeth spacing and overcrowding. Clear braces may correct the bite by adjusting the position of your jaw.
Minor crowding pertains to the inability of teeth to grow in their proper position because of limited space. On top of maybe having to pull out some teeth, the orthodontic treatment for this condition generally applies gradual yet firm pressure to guide the teeth to their projected position. You might use clear braces if the minor crowding caused only slightly crooked teeth.
Narrow Upper Jaw
A narrow upper jaw is a common cause of orthodontic conditions. It may cause the abnormal development of teeth or put a strain on your jaw muscles. It may also block the nasal passageway. Proper treatment will create sufficient space in your mouth for all teeth to grow properly and to give you an improved profile.
Clear braces may solve your narrow upper jaw as well as malocclusion and minor crowding. Yet, you still have to discuss its feasibility with the orthodontist. He or she will determine the best way to go about your teeth misalignment.