This dental innovation can help patients who suffer from malocclusion caused by crowded or spaced teeth. Malocclusion occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not align correctly, creating a misaligned bite and causing pain and discomfort in the teeth and jaws. Often malocclusion itself is caused by crowding and spacing in the teeth, a problem that affects many more adults than children. (14 percent of men and 24 percent of women face crowding, while 13 percent of men and 8 percent of women face spacing issues.) In the past, these were corrected through traditional metal braces. However, today there is another option.
Traditional metal braces are often avoided by adult patients who feel self-conscious about the bulky appliances. However, Invisalign® products offer an alternative. Transparent and nearly unnoticeable, these clear appliances use 3-D imaging techniques to create a series of custom-fit liners that fit comfortably over the teeth. Through incremental changes, Invisalign appliances correct crowding and spacing issues, which in turn often solve the patient’s malocclusion and a misaligned bite.
With daily wear, our doctor can correct your misaligned teeth with Invisalign products. Phone Skyline Orthodontics at 402.289.3232 to learn more about malocclusion treatments. Or come by to meet Dr. Laura Rothe for an Invisalign consultation in Elkhorn, Nebraska.