When I was younger, my parents took me to an orthodontist and he wanted to do a palette expander because I have such a narrow arch. My parents ultimately decided it wasn’t feasible for them. At the time, I was relieved. As an adult, I want to deal with this. Can I get help with a narrow smile using Invisalign? I keep reading about it and the articles are mixed on its efficacy. Will I need to do a palette expander now?
The main reason you are receiving mixed messages on this being a viable treatment option is because it varies from case to case. When you’re young, a palatte expander will work. As an adult, the expander is not really an option for you any more. You still have options, though.
Invisalign is a brand of clear braces. It has advanced a lot in recent years and has a large number of treatable cases. This can help straighten your teeth. You will need to speak with an orthodontist as to your specific case. This treatment plan is designed by sophisticated software. You will be able see the result on the computer ahead of time.
Invisalign with a Narrow Arch
It’s possible with a narrow bite, your dentist may have to do some tooth extractions. This will open up more space. It’s not always necessary, but just be prepared if your dentist suggests that.
There are other benefits to Invisalign as well. First, they are actually invisible even at a conversational distance. This allows you to straighten your teeth without anyone even knowing. Another benefit is the aligners can double as teeth whitening trays. This gives you the ability to straighten and whiten your teeth simultaneously; essentially giving you a mini smile makeover.
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