Is there any way I can have a perfect smile without going for traditional metal braces? What are my options? (photos)
Doctor Answers 3
Here are your options...
Option #1: Metal braces
Option #2: Complete smile rehab by an excellent cosmetic dentist. I would do some research on this site and look at the before and after photos that cosmetic dentists have posted and also look them up and view their websites for more photos and information. Once you have narrowed your search down to a couple doctors, I would choose one of them and get your teeth fixed. I have fixed cases like yours in 1-2 appointments at my office. Your case is pretty complicated, but complicated is generally what I do. I like doing seemingly difficult cases because the results are just so dramatic and patients usually cry when they see their teeth in the end.
Good luck to you and it's time to stop being embarrassed of your smile; do something about it now.
Sarah Thompson, DMD O'Fallon, IL and Saint Louis, MO
Some cases have single solutions
"Perfect has a price"
Invisalign has limitations, so while the majority of cases CAN use Invisalign, some cases can't. This appears to be one of the "can'ts" and should be evaluated by an orthodontist. This likely requires surgery.
29 year old with underbite wants perfect smile
There is additional benefit of increasing your airway and improving overall health.
The DNA Appliance is removable and is only worn 12-14 hours/day so you have 10-12 hours with no appliance. The DNA appliance is the best way to achieve the same or better results than having two phase ortho as a child