Dr. McDowell has advanced training and participates in many hours of post graduate study pertaining to orthodontics and invisible braces. With new techniques some orthodontic cases can be completed in as little as 10 months. Thanks to CAD CAM technology, Invisalign is able to transform smiles in months without wires. Some orthodontic cases will need traditional braces, but with modern technology even traditional braces are less noticeable and more comfortable than ever.
Orthodontics is changing and more patients are finding that braces are not just meant for children. Invisalign gradually moves your teeth through a series of custom made, removable, nearly invisible Aligners. Thanks to CAD CAM technology, Invisalign is able to transform smiles in months without wires.
Here are some problems that are commonly corrected with Invisalign®:
OVERCROWDING – This occurs when there is too little space for the teeth to align normally in the mouth. Overcrowding can cause tooth decay and increase the likelihood of gum disease.
LARGE GAPS BETWEEN TEETH – This can sometimes occur because teeth are missing or because the jaw continues to grow abnormally.
CROSSBITE – This common dental problem occurs when one or multiple upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth. As a consequence, uneven wear can lead to bone erosion and gum disease.
OVERBITE – This problem occurs when the upper teeth project further than, or completely cover, the lower teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ may occur.
UNDERBITE – This is the inverse of the overbite; the lower teeth project further than, or completely cover, the upper teeth. Eventually, jaw pain and TMJ can occur.