Did you know that tooth alignment issues can also arise because of the misalignment between the jaws and not just tooth crowding or malocclusion? That is why orthodontists have various appliances at their disposal to restore the alignment of the jaws or the teeth, depending on the underlying issues. One such appliance is the Carriere® Motion 3D appliance. If this is the first time you have heard about this orthodontic appliance, there is no need to worry. This blog will explain everything you need to know about it and how you can use it to get your teeth optimally aligned. So, read on!
What Options Do I Have To Fix My Overbite Once And For All?
According to the American Association of Orthodontists, an overbite also called a deep bite, is a condition where the upper teeth excessively overlap the lower ones when the back teeth are mating. Thanks to modern orthodontics, several options are available for treating an overbite. Some traditionally used overbite treatment options include conventional metal, lingual, or ceramic braces and Invisalign aligners. Furthermore, orthodontists can also use functional appliances for treating overbites. Functional appliances utilise the growth spurt in pubertal children to redirect jaw growth and achieve optimal alignment.
Despite the availability of various treatment options for an overbite, your dentist will choose a treatment option following a detailed clinical examination and thorough treatment planning.
Why Do I Still Have An Overbite After I Got My Braces Removed?
There could be several reasons for having an overbite despite completing your treatment with braces. First, there should be some space between the upper and lower teeth so that they don’t touch each other when the mouth is closed. Some patients think that the normal spacing between them is an overbite.
However, there are other cases where an overbite remains despite treatment. For example, if a novice dentist has not performed complete treatment, it can leave excessive spacing between the upper and lower teeth after removing the braces. Similarly, if a patient fails to wear their retainers for the prescribed amount of time daily, the upper teeth can move ahead of the lower ones again. So, there are a lot of possibilities why an overbite can still exist after orthodontic treatment.
How Can Invisalign Be Used To Fix Overbites Or Underbites?
Invisalign clear aligners are an aesthetically pleasing and convenient option for restoring the alignment of crooked teeth. These aligners can also be used to fix mild dental overbites and underbites. However, for complex or complicated cases, orthodontists use additional devices to gain anchorage and perform complex tooth movements.
How Much Time Does It Take To Straighten The Teeth?
Several factors determine the time required for straightening crooked teeth, such as
- the type of appliance used (fixed, removable, or functional)
- the severity of the underlying case
- the patient’s age
- the dentist’s skill and experience, and, most importantly,
- patient compliance.
However, mild to moderate orthodontic issues can typically be treated within 6-8 months, while complicated issues may take up to 30 months. Your dentist will give you an estimated treatment time after a clinical examination.
Can A Mouth Breather Face Be Reversed In A 12-Year-Old?
The short answer is yes. This is because age is just a number when it comes to orthodontic treatment. If a 12-year-old has a mouth breather face, it could be due to various reasons, including orthodontic issues. So, if the underlying issue is related to the teeth or jaws, the child’s dentist will use an orthodontic appliance to realign the teeth and correct the kid’s facial profile. However, in some cases, when the underlying issue is due to the misalignment of the jaws, dentists may choose to perform orthognathic surgery to fix the problem.
What Is The Experience Like After An Invisalign Treatment?
Many congratulations on completing your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign aligners. Immediately after taking off the aligners, you will feel a noticeable improvement in your smile and the alignment of your teeth. However, you must wear your retainers for the prescribed time to retain your pearly smile. At the same time, you should feel considerable improvement in your ability to chew and digest food. Finally, you will also feel that your speech has become much clearer due to the optimal alignment of the teeth.
What Causes Crossbite? Can It Be Corrected Using Invisalign?
A crossbite can be caused due to a dental or skeletal reason or a combination of both. Fortunately, most types of crossbites can be corrected using Invisalign aligners. Your dentist will first perform a clinical examination to determine whether you are a suitable candidate for treatment with Invisalign.
What If Deep Bite Is Not Treated?
A long-standing, untreated, deep bite can cause a variety of problems. For example, deep bites result in damage to the lower teeth, causing them to wear at a faster rate. At the same time, deep bites can cause soft tissue injuries and oral ulcers. Finally, a deep bite may put pressure on the jaw joints, leading to problems such as clicking and popping sounds, difficult or painful mouth opening, and even jaw dislocation.
Do you reside in Ely, Cambridge and want to know more about Carriere® Motion 3D Correction Appliances? Ely Smiles has got you covered. You can find more information about this appliance here. Alternatively, you can book an appointment with us and let us recommend the best treatment option for fixing your misaligned teeth.