The dentist/orthodontist you have been going to for years has told you that you are not eligible for Invisalign treatment. There is no need to worry. Dentist Bellaire provides information about how Invisalign can correct open bites in this article.
Does Invisalign fix anterior open bites?
Invisalign was introduced in 1997 with the intention of treating open bite cases. However, that policy was changed after Invisalign was introduced in 1997. When Invisalign was being used for orthodontic treatment in the past, moderate teeth straightening was only possible with the use of the system.
With Invisalign, it’s now possible to correct the anterior open bite in addition to the posterior open bite. A better understanding of different treatment options was also brought about by the advancement in Invisalign technology as a result of its development. Invisalign trays that have been modified now have the ability to direct forces in a more favourable direction toward the correct positions.
Always make sure you consult an experienced orthodontist for your open bite case. If you are interested in getting Invisalign treatment, please contact Dr David B. Fisher at 7136678080 for a consultation
Invisalign treatment for open bites
Invisalign trays should be programmed by a skilled orthodontist to achieve the following results:
- The anterior teeth should be extruded. Make sure you consider the smile line when determining how much upper and lower teeth should be extruded to determine how much space should be left between them. It is important to keep in mind that over-extruding the upper teeth may cause unwanted ugly consequences such as a gummy smile.
- The posterior teeth should be impacted. Invisalign trays that have thicknesses of 0.5 millimetres will be able to provide at least 0.5 millimetres of posterior intrusion. As long as there are no signs of early contact between the wisdom teeth and the cheek, we might have to remove them.
- For individuals who require a more posterior intrusion to prevent the development of a gummy smile, two mini-implants may be required in the upper posterior area of the mouth to help to intrude the posterior occlusion ( REF).
- An approach to counterclockwise rotation of the mandible involves the use of rubber bands.
- If there is a discrepancy between the size of the tooth and the rest of the mouth, IPR might be required. It is important to measure the existing basal bone carefully in order to achieve this.
How is an open bite corrected?
The amount of tooth loss depends on how big the open bite is and the patient’s age:
- Depending on the severity of the open bite, it may take between 18-24 months for adult patients with an open bite of 2-3 mm
- During the first 12-18 months of treatment, it may take 12-18 months for patients with moderate open bites ” 2-3MM”
- Open bites with a depth of more than 4 mm or the use of mini-implants are needed, the treatment can take between 24 and 28 months.
The treatment for Invisalign will be divided into stages by Dr David B. Fisher to ensure that it is as effective as possible. There are some advantages to this technique, such as the fact that your teeth will respond to the programmed trays as quickly as possible.
The anterior open bite requires how many clear aligners?
The research has shown that on average 73 aligners are required to correct a wide open bite (REF). Considering that the actual number of aligners may range from 40 to 100 trays, this is only an average.
How does Invisalign differ from braces in closing the anterior open bite?
- Improved vertical control. As a result of your traditional braces being placed on your back molars, it tends to have an extrusive effect on them. With the Invisalign system, this side effect is better controlled since each tray has a minimum thickness of 0.5mm, making it easier for the patient to tolerate.
- Root resorption is reduced. When anterior open bites are corrected, varying degrees of root resorption may occur as a result of the treatment. Considering the fact that the Invisalign trays are removable, this will allow the front teeth some time to relax and decrease the likelihood of root resorption occurring as a result of the treatment.
- It is very important to control bad habits that might lead to an open bite, such as thumb sucking and tongue thrusting.
Open bite correction using surgery or Invisalign.
When the open bite cannot be corrected by orthodontics, surgery is oftentimes the only solution to the problem. To perfectly correct the open bite, the oral surgeon has to align and straighten the teeth in order for the open bite to be corrected. The procedure is usually achieved by a period of braces treatment before the surgery is performed in order to achieve this goal.
At David Fisher Cosmetic &General Dentistry, Dr David B. Fishers offers his patients the option to have Invisalign used instead of braces before they have orthodontic surgery as an alternative option. A digital simulation, in addition to giving you the benefit of ensuring the teeth will fit perfectly after the surgery is completed, will give you peace of mind.