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How is Invisalign at correcting a crowded smile or a crooked smile?

After almost 13 years of being an Invisalign provider and previously delivering only traditional orthodontics  I can say without reservation that Invisalign orthodontics is far superior to traditional orthodontics for a number of reasons.  1. The forces used are physiologic which means that forces used are gentle and never exceed the limits of what the supporting structures of the teeth will accept.  The forces which are used in traditional orthodontics are quessed at by the dentist when he tightens the wires on the braces and therefore often exceed these limits and the result can be damage to the supporting structures or cause loss of root structure or bone structure.  2.  In eliminating crowding the extent to which the arch of the teeth will be expanded is totally controlled and determined before treatment begins since this is a computer technology and Invisalign uses 3D models at each step of the expansion.  3.  Invisalign is far more comfortable than traditional orthodontics.  4. Gum/ periodontal health can be maintained easily during treatment and this is extremely important during any orthodontic movement of the teeth.  The wires and brackets of traditional orthodontics make it extremely difficult to maintain healthy gums and teeth.   5.  Invisalign is faster because the forces although gentle are continuous.  Interestingly  gentle physiologic forces move teeth much faster than either too much or too little force as gentle physiologic forces maximize the body’s remodeling of the bone as the teeth move.

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