Is Invisalign Available for Single Arch Treatment of Just the Top or Bottom Teeth?

Invisalign has repeatedly proven itself with patients looking for a comfortable and convenient way to straighten teeth. If you are seeking a way to achieve a beautifully straight smile without the need for metal braces or other orthodontics, Invisalign, offered by Dental Arts Group in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, could be the solution you have been looking for. Invisalign differs from traditional braces by using removable clear aligner trays that fit comfortably over the teeth. Invisalign is traditionally used for top and bottom teeth, but what about single arch treatment? Does Invisalign work if you only get it for the top or bottom arch of teeth? Read on to learn more!

Can You Get Invisalign for Just Your Top or Bottom Teeth?

Have you considered Invisalign in the past but balked at pulling the trigger because you are only looking to correct teeth along either the top or bottom, but not both arches of teeth? The good news is that Invisalign is not just for individuals seeking treatment for the whole arch of teeth. Choosing Invisalign to correct teeth along only the top or bottom arch is worth pursuing if you want a straight smile. Many people worldwide have crooked or misaligned teeth along the bottom arch only.

When choosing a single arch treatment, you can wear Invisalign’s clear aligners just along the arch, which needs the treatment. This form of treatment focuses on the particular problem area instead of treating the entire occlusion. When you choose a single arch treatment from Invisalign, the number of aligners you need will be less, resulting in a more affordable treatment!

What is Single Arch Treatment?

Many people who choose Invisalign do so to treat both the top and bottom teeth. This treatment requires a pair of clear aligners, which are worn over both the top and bottom arch of teeth. When you elect for a single arch treatment, you only need to wear an Invisalign clear aligner over the arch of teeth requiring treatment. The process of treatment is the same. You will go through a series of aligners, replacing each over a set interval of time as your teeth are gradually straightened and aligned. It is worth noting that not everybody qualifies for single arch treatment. Visiting your local dentist for an examination will help determine what type of Invisalign treatment will work best for you. Much of this will be determined by how your teeth bite together (the occlusion).

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When Will Single Arch Treatment Work?

If you have just a few crooked front teeth or are seeking minor cosmetic straightening for an improved smile, a single arch treatment from Invisalign could work best for you. Individuals who need more drastic work done on their teeth to correct issues, including a crossbite, will likely require treatment on both arches. The team at Dental Arts Group would love to sit down with you, perform an examination, and determine what treatment will work best for your smile. You may be considered a good candidate for single arch treatment if you are looking to correct:

  • Minor spacing or gaps in your smile
  • Front teeth that are slightly crooked
  • A tooth that is tipped out of alignment
  • Minor relapse after previous orthodontic work
  • Corrections in teeth just in your smile zone

Depending on your case’s severity, more traditional orthodontics may be required. Some patients have to wear short-term braces for 4 to 6 months before undergoing the Invisalign treatment. Once you begin your Invisalign treatment, make sure and wear your aligner(s) for 20-22 hours a day for best results.

Enjoy the Simple Approach to Orthodontics with Invisalign

At Dental Arts Group, Invisalign for a single arch is offered to patients who do not require full mouth orthodontic care. With a simple and convenient alignment of your front teeth, you will enjoy a beautiful and straight smile that you want to show off every day. Call (215) 624-1935 to schedule a no-pressure consultation if you consider Invisalign in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dental Arts Group team is here to answer any questions you may have so that your smile needs are met!

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