Growing teenage patients who might be too conscious about having braces can now benefit from Invisalign with mandibular advancement.
A lot of teens have overbites, or class II malocclusions. About 45% of the annual 9 million cases are class II malocclusions, according to Align Technology, and sadly, a lot of teens leave it alone rather than have the perceived indignity of wearing braces.
Invisalign clear aligners have now been tested in over 15,000 cases globally, and has proven to correct up to 6mm of class II malocclusion.
Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement – How It Works
Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement is FDA-approved, and it now gives us the ability to correct skeletal structure without the need for hardware.
What can it correct?
- molar relationship
- jaw angles
- mandibular length
The aligners are clear plastic, BPA-free and the same smooth standard of Invisalign product lines. The difference are the precision wings made from patented SmartTrack® material, situated between the premolars and first molars.
As your child bites down, the wings engage and hold the lower jaw (mandible) in a forward (advanced) position. Hence the name.
The jaw shifts incrementally forward to its proper place and the lower jaw is coaxed to grow to match the upper jaw. The overbite is fixed over time. The aligners also does any teeth alignment needed while doing that!
Teens can correct their teeth without pausing their activities
Invisalign with Mandibular Advancement won’t get in the way of sports or instruments, and because it has no hardware or attachments, it requires no emergency visits to the ortho.
Teens can smile with confidence– no metal!– and continue their jam-packed days while the aligners are hard at work on straightening the teeth and moving the lower jaw forward.
Like with the Invisalign range, parents can also expect this to be more cost-effective than traditional overbite appliances. Visit us and inquire about this today!
About Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan, the offices of Drs. Plunkett, Ralstrom, Makowski, Thanasas, Ker, and Associates
Pediatric Dentistry and Orthodontic Specialists of Michigan have specialized in pediatric dentistry and orthodontics since 1968. Our family-friendly and newly renovated office gives patients and families a more comfortable and consistent experience with dentistry from the very beginning. Our pediatric dentists treat children from newborn to 18 years of age while our orthodontists provide care for both children and adults and are proud to be Premier Providers of Invisalign and Invisalign Teen services. The ability to treat all patients with compassion and individuality, including those that may have special needs reaches beyond our facility, which has treatment rooms available for children who require additional privacy and customized care options. We pioneered valued hospital affiliations to allow dental services to be performed at DMC Children’s Hospital and St. John Macomb Hospital, when appropriate or necessary, and our specialists are also proud to be on staff at Henry Ford and Beaumont hospitals.