Many potential patients asked whether eon Aligner can help treat their malocclusion. The answer, for the most part, is yes. However, despite the advancement of invisible braces technology in a way that enabled it to treat most cases, there are still a few indications that aren’t suitable for aligner treatment. It is important to exercise caution when using our invisible braces in cases of crooked teeth, and here is why.
If you have had a significant amount of restorative work performed on your teeth, it is best to check with your aligner orthodontist first. Although thousands of eon Aligner patients have previously undergone some form of restorative dentistry, there are some rare occasions where the work performed might prevent the patient from treatment.
Young children who still have their milk (deciduous) teeth, or whose full set of teeth has not yet erupted, are advised to wait until they have fully developed teeth.
Although dental aligners have become the go-to tool for reducing teeth spacing, cases of extremely wide spacing are recommended to seek other forms of treatment. It's only 6% of extreme malocclusion types, yet we want to mention it.
In extreme cases where malocclusion is coupled with skeletal disharmony of the face, the relationship between the upper and lower jaws is not proportionate. Skeletally based malocclusions can result in chewing difficulties or speech problems and can it only be treated with surgery.
With all of the above in mind, dental aligners have been proven to treat most crooked teeth cases. If you would like to ensure the suitability of clear braces (aligners) to your case, as opposed to metal braces or even retainers, arrange an appointment with an orthodontist who will be able to diagnose your case and answer any questions you may have.