Is Invisalign For Me?
Many adults and older teens want all the benefits of orthodontics without the unsightly brackets and wires of traditional braces. With Invisalign, Dr. Ben Kacos helps improve smiles with this virtually invisible treatment. It is a modern approach to orthodontics using a set of custom-made plastic aligning trays. The treatment plan is precisely plotted out for a smooth, comfortable way to shift your teeth into proper position. No brackets, no wires — just you and your smile.
Occlusion is the term dentists use to refer to the alignment of your teeth. Ideally your top and bottom teeth should fit together evenly, without crowding each other or over-spacing. All the biting surfaces of your teeth should line up without any unnecessary pressure; the points of the upper molars fitting in the groves of your lower molars.
Also, for perfect alignment, the teeth of your upper jaw should slightly overlap the bottom teeth. Any deviations from this, dentists call malocclusion.