Is Smilers® orthodontic treatment right for you?
In most cases, the answer is yes. The effectiveness of Smilers® treatment is clinically proven for a wide range of tooth realignments, from mild to complex. And we are constantly innovating to expand this range and obtain results that exceeds your expectations.
Here are the common cases that dentists and orthodontists treat with Smilers® clear aligners:
Gaps between teeth can occur in cases of continuous, abnormal growth of the jaw. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to move because of the extra space, creating gaps between teeth. Spacing problems and gaps can lead to gum problems (due to lack of teeth protection), periodontal pockets and an increased risk of periodontal disease.
Minor open bite (malocclusion)
We speak of open bite when certain teeth are unable to make physical contact with opposing teeth. Most often caused by an abnormal genetic structure of the jaw or excessive thumb sucking, open bites can cause poor or painful chewing and even impaired speech. It can also lead to greater issues such as temporo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ). Smilers® aligners can treat minor cases of open bite.
Tooth overcrowding occurs when there is no enough space in your jaw for all your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, the incorrect position of your teeth can get worse over time. This type of dental crowding can also lead to plaque build-up, tooth decay and an increased risk of gum disease.
Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned.
Crossbites can cause tooth damage, gum disease and bone loss.
Recurrence of an orthodontic disease treatment
Some people were not lucky enough to wear a retainer or maintenance aligners after treatment with braces, often during adolescence. A few years later, the teeth return to their initial positions: treatment with invisible aligners may be the solution.
When Smilers® treatment should not be recommended?
It is not recommended to start invisible orthodontic treatment if you are affected by one or more of the following situations:
Dental and periodontal infectious diseases.
Some dental, musculo-articular, skeletal, neurological or psychiatric disorders.
Planned or ongoing treatments: care, teeth extraction, prostheses fitting, temporary prostheses replacement, insufficient number of teeth.
Allergy to the material of Smilers® invisible dental aligners.
Insufficient oral hygiene.