Bad bites, or malocclusions, are caused by problems with the alignment of teeth. There are a number of reasons for why a person would develop bad bites. Childhood habits can lead to the development of open bites such as when one thumb sucks long after the milk teeth have come in. Early teeth loss can also lead to the drifting of teeth to open areas which can ruin the arrangement of teeth. All of these factors can lead to crooked, crowding and overlapping teeth — all of which do not make for a beautiful smile.

Is it too late to correct the problem?

Malocclusions are usually solved while the person is still in his or her adolescence. At around this time, the bones are still developing as well as their teeth. For these reasons, it’s easier for teeth to be re-positioned compared to when a person has already reached adulthood. However, not everyone has been fortunate enough to have their bite problems addressed during puberty. While the process might take longer for adults, it’s still very much possible for the alignment of their teeth to be corrected. However, most adults do not want to wear metallic smiles.

How can Invisalign help?

Unlike traditional orthodontic braces, Invisalign braces in Winnebago IL are made with a special of plastic material which makes the aligners invisible. Similar to the appearance of teeth whitening trays, Invisalign aligners are made with a plastic material that is thinner but tougher compared to that used in making teeth whitening trays. Invisible dental braces are also called removable dental braces because they are worn over the teeth and they can be removed. In fact, Invisalign braces have to be removed and replaced over a certain period of time in order for teeth to be moved into their proper places.

How often do you change aligners?

In order for your teeth to be moved into their proper positions, then you have to change from one set of aligners to the next. You would have to wear your aligners for about two weeks at a time before you move on to another pair. You may have to go through twenty to thirty pairs of aligners before your teeth can become straightened properly. However, some individuals can haver perfect smiles in as few as 10 pairs of Invisalign aligners while it’s also possible for a person to need as many as 50 pairs before the treatment can be completed.

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