Dental & Oral Health

Malaligned Teeth Correction Using Invisalign or Clearbite Therapy

Written by
Dr. Naveen Thomas
and medically reviewed by iCliniq medical review team.

Published on Dec 14, 2016 and last reviewed on Aug 02, 2019   -  7 min read



Invisalign treatment technique is a new form of orthodontic correction of malaligned teeth by gradual precise movement of all teeth using various graduated transparent plastic jacket through the use of computer generated 3D animation to know the final position of each teeth and the resulting occlusion.

Malaligned Teeth Correction Using Invisalign or Clearbite Therapy

In this treatment, the aligners have to be changed every 14 days to get the desired alignment in 6 to 10 months time.

Advantages of Invisalign:

  • The chief benefit of this method is the simplicity of treatment where the final position of all teeth can be determined beforehand and shown to the patient and get his approval before starting treatment.
  • The pace of the treatment can be decided by the patient himself as all the aligners can be given together to him or her.
  • There is no sticking of metal or ceramic brackets onto the teeth, thus no chance of enamel fractures or roughness of teeth, which cause stains in the future.
  • It has superior esthetics as it is nearly invisible to another person while undergoing the treatment and gives a perfect smile after successful completion of the treatment.
  • Patients are more happy to wear them as they do not have any discomfort associated with it and there is no friction or bruises like in the conventional braces technique.
  • These aligners are removable, thus can be worn according to our convenience. It gives best and quick result when worn around 20 hours a day.
  • The treatment time is considerably shortened than the conventional braces if instructions are followed correctly.
  • Even orthodontic cases where extraction is required can be corrected by this method, but will take more time than usual.

Disadvantages of Invisalign:

The technique is used in many types of orthodontic problems. But, in some difficult cases such as severe crowding and acute lack of space, the transparent aligner could not be designed. Some cases where a tooth or two are located lingually or palatally and are completely blocked out from the arch, may become a contraindication to invisalign therapy.

The aligners have to be removed while eating food, thus becomes less cumbersome to remove and wear three to four times a day while keeping it securely. There are chances of misplacing the aligners due to its removable nature and replacement of an aligner is a costly affair.

The treatment technique is currently costly as compared to the conventional braces due to its dependence on 3D graphic software and high accuracy models.


Invisalign treatment therapy is a newer form of esthetic and fast orthodontic correction, which can be used for people of all ages. They can correct smile without compromising on esthetic or functional disadvantages. Usually 90% to 98% patients have immense satisfaction after this therapy and recommend it to their friends and family.

To know more about the new invisalign technique consult an invisalign specialist online -->

Last reviewed at:
02 Aug 2019  -  7 min read




Related Questions & Answers

How to correct jaw discomfort and bite alignment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 18 years old. I have jaw discomfort and a misaligned bite. I have not removed my wisdom tooth, and I have a habit of popping the jaw. I usually put my palm over the jaw near my ear, and there will be a pop. I have a gum tissue behind my molar, and I am unable to close my left side o...  Read Full >>

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Check your temporomandibular joint X-ray first. It sounds like a TMJ problem called a lockjaw. Depending upon the degree of damage, you require treatment. The most common solution is wearing a splint every day to prevent a rough sliding of joints. Since you are 18 years...  Read Full

Is my dentist right in saying that my jaw pain and stiffness are incurable?

Query: Hi doctor, I have been suffering from jaw pain and stiffness for a while now which can sometimes result in a headache and pain in the ears. I also can hear my jaws pop when I open my mouth wide. I visited a dentist regarding this issue and after an X-ray, it was concluded that I have a dislocated T...  Read Full >>

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There is always a cause associated with it, that can be one of the following: Habitual one-sided chewing. Missing posterior teeth from one side. Decayed teeth on one. Malocclusion. In case you have one of the above-mentioned conditions associated or night clinc...  Read Full

I have started to get space between teeth after orthodontic treatment. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had braces on my teeth when I was 15 years old. Now I am 24 and I can see a lot of gaps developing between my teeth. Should I put on braces again or is there any alternative option that I should choose?  Read Full >>

Dr. Tooba Qazi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You must not go for conventional orthodontic braces treatment for such gaps, instead, you should go for clear or invisible aligners orthodontic treatment for it. In it you do not have to get bracketing done but only an invisible tray will be given to wear that will clos...  Read Full

Popular Articles Most Popular Articles

Do you have a question on Malocclusion or Orthodontic Treatment?

Ask a Doctor Online

* guaranteed answer within 4 hours.
Enter Your Health Query
You can upload files and images in the next step.



Disclaimer: All health articles published on this website is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical diagnosis, advice or treatment by a trained physician. Seek the advice from your physician or other qualified health-care providers with questions you may have regarding your symptoms and medical condition for a complete medical diagnosis. Do not delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice because of something you have read on this website.