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3 Reasons NOT to Choose Clear Braces

May 31, 2018
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Posted By: Dr. Jason Annan
Woman Smiling | Invisalign Mount Pleasant SC

With so many options available for aligning your teeth, you may wonder which is the right treatment for your needs? You've heard about clear braces in Charleston, SC, but will you achieve the same results as you would with traditional braces? Here are some reasons why traditional orthodontics may be better for your needs.

You Have Complex Bite Issues

When you suffer from malocclusion or problems with your bite, it may take braces to fix your conditions. Clear braces such as Six Month Smiles and Invisalign are not equipped to correct complex bite problems such as:

  • Severe overbite - This is where your top teeth protrude over your lower teeth
  • Open bite - This is where your top teeth and lower teeth don't meet or overlap properly
  • Crossbite - This is where your teeth don't line up correctly either in the front, back, or both

These types of conditions will require brackets and wires to move your teeth into place and correct your bite.

You Have Impacted Teeth

Sometimes adult teeth don't come into place like they should. They may come in partially or remain stuck beneath the gum line (impacted). This condition would require braces to be attached to the tooth to bring it into place.

Compliance Issues

Treatment such as Invisalign requires full patient compliance to be successful and achieve your desired results. Because aligners are removable, it is easy for patients to take them out and not wear them for the recommended period, which is at least 22 hours per day. If you are not compliant with a treatment like Invisalign, it could prolong your treatment and diminish your results.

Which Treatment is Right for Me?

Dr. Jason Annan can help you determine the right treatment to achieve the straighter more beautiful smile you want. Give East Cooper Smiles a call today to schedule your consultation with Dr. Annan.

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