Will Invisalign Fix my Narrow Arches? (photo)

Will Invisalign Fix my Narrow Arches?

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Narrow arches and Invisalign

Great pictures.  Helps with the diagnosis.  Invisalign will be helpful in widening your arches a bit.  But it will only upright them and tilt them out a little.  Conventional braces with POAA (periodontally accelerated osteogenic orthodontics) will have a much mor significant and lasting result - but it's a lot to go through.  Veneers will also widen your arch.  Do have several consultations before making your decision.  You have a few good options.  Make sure you and your dentist are on the same page with expectations

Washington Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 4 reviews

Invisalign widens narrow arches...teeth not feet!

lol,,It works great for widening the arches. The case may need a mid course correction half way thru to widen even more but a very qualified dentist will know this trick....

Michael J. Thomas, DDS
Los Angeles Dentist
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Widening arches with Invisalign

Yes you can widen arches with Invisalign. It works by uprighting the teeth that are tipped in. Afterwards it is important to wear your retainers to maintain this, but I tell everyone who has braces or Invisalign to wear retainers long term. If you want to be absolutely sure nothing is going to shift, wear retainers. Invisalign has a great program for retainers that your dentist can explain.

You look like a great candidate for Invisalign!

Deborah Petronio, DDS
East Aurora Dentist

Will invisalign fix my narrow arches

In general arch form is pretty well determined in adults.  Although either braces or Invisalign can expand the arches to some degree, large scale expansion is always unstable and limited...anyone who tells you different needs to show you the long-term studies that show otherwise.

Robert Waxler, DMD, MS
Saint Louis Orthodontist

Invisalign Will Widen Arches

Not only will Invisalign work to widen your narrow arches (and broaden your smile) -- I did it on myself a few years ago.  I wear my retainers every night -- and the results are terrific.  I'll add the photos to my profile so you can see.

Susan Goode Estep, DMD
Atlanta Dentist
5.0 out of 5 stars 3 reviews

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