clear teeth aligners

Can I Use Clear Teeth Aligners?

Clear teeth aligners, such as SureSmile® Clear Aligners, are a popular and affordable choice in teeth straightening and are available through Dr. Carangelo. In many situations, aligners work exceedingly well and are recommended when orthodontic treatment is needed to correct the alignment of teeth. Here are some common scenarios where clear teeth aligners may be recommended:

  • Crowded teeth: If your teeth are crowded, meaning they are closely packed together and overlapping, clear aligners can help create space and align them properly.
  • Spacing issues: Clear aligners can also be used to close gaps or spaces between teeth. They gradually move the teeth together to achieve a more uniform, beautiful smile.
  • Overbite: An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth overlap significantly with the lower front teeth. Clear aligners can be effective in correcting mild to moderate overbites by gradually shifting the teeth into the proper position.
  • Underbite: An underbite is the opposite of an overbite, where the lower teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth. While severe underbites may require traditional braces or surgery, clear aligners can sometimes address mild to moderate cases. At BayRidge Dental, we will make a recommendation on whether or not aligners are appropriate for your situation and discuss options.
  • Crossbite: A crossbite occurs when some of the upper teeth bite inside the lower teeth instead of outside. Clear aligners can correct this misalignment in some circumstances.
  • Open bite: An open bite is characterized by a gap between the upper and lower teeth when the mouth is closed. Clear aligners can be used to close this gap and bring the upper and lower teeth into proper alignment.
  • Orthodontic relapse: Clear aligners can be used as a treatment option for individuals that have worn braces in the past and teeth have gradually shifted to their original positions. Aligners help to recreate the alignment for a correct bite.
  • Adult orthodontics:  Highly popular among adults as a more discreet option compared to traditional braces.

It’s important to note that not all orthodontic cases can be treated with clear aligners. Severe or complex cases may require traditional braces or other orthodontic interventions. Consulting with your dentist is essential to determine if clear aligners are the right option for your specific needs.

Feel you might be a good candidate for clear aligners and want to know more? Talk to Dr. Carangelo by making an appointment for a complimentary consultation.