Invisalign before and after: example of treatment for crowded teeth.
Laura always had problems with her crowded lower teeth. She had difficulties flossing and therefore trouble maintaining good oral and dental health. As she got older, the teeth in her upper jaw also started to move.
For this 28-year-old patient, wearing a dental device like metallic braces would have been unthinkable, as she did not like the way they would look on a young woman.
When I met with her in January 2020, Laura was very self-conscious about her smile and told me that most of the time she avoided showing her teeth. She was looking for a discrete method to realign her teeth and had done an Internet search for a dentist using the Invisalign method in Geneva.
Her teeth needed a bit of alignment, but were by no means catastrophic from the aesthetic or mechanical viewpoint (for eating, closing her jaw, etc.). In these cases, the psychological component is important, as poorly aligned teeth can cause social discomfort. This is often the reason for consulting an orthodontist.
After conducting the necessary examinations, we decided to implement an Invisalign treatment plan to put the alignment of Laura’s smile on track. Invisalign uses a series of transparent customised aligners to put your teeth back into place in a few months in a completely safe manner.
I progressively guided Laura through several series of aligners. The checkup appointments (approximately every 5 weeks) allowed me to ensure that the treatment was going well and to give her advice in terms of taking care of her aligners.
In the end, in only 9 months, Laura’s teeth were realigned and their crowding was corrected. The results obtained thanks to Invisalign invisible aligners gave Laura her smile back (literally)!
Advances in techniques and the advent of invisible aligners make it possible today to offer highly effective and completely discrete treatments that don’t affect your social and professional life.
As opposed to what people might think, orthodontic treatments are not only for children and teenagers. Adult orthodontic treatment has a positive effect on appearance and self-esteem as well as a long-lasting effect on oral and dental health.
For example, Laura says that except for her family, the majority of people didn’t even know that she was wearing Invisalign aligners!
Here is a list of the other most common afflictions successfully treated at Dental Geneva:
- Excessive tooth spacing : the spacing between teeth is excessive, resulting in a risk of food getting stuck and therefore cavities.
- Diastema (gap teeth) : this most often occurs in the form of a gap between the two incisors in the upper jaw.
- Teeth are too far forward : this imperfection is corrected with dental elastics.
- Deep overbite (supraocclusion) : this is when the upper incisors and canine teeth extend beyond the lower teeth.
- Underbite : when the lower teeth cover the upper teeth.
- Open bite (infraocclusion) : this is when there is a space between the teeth in the upper jaw and those of the lower jaw (when the mouth is closed).
- Crossbite : this is when the incisors collide with one another, causing premature wear.
- Anodontia : this is the absence of one or multiple teeth in the jaw.