Invisalign, also known as clear aligners, is an orthodontic treatment that helps to have a more beautiful smile. It is used for treating patients with mild to moderate misalignment of teeth. Patients having crossbite, underbite and overbite can also use Invisalign. The teeth are aligned by wearing a clear plastic aligner for 20 hours a day.

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Do I have tooth movement while clenching during Invisalign treatment?

Query: Hi doctor, I am using Invisalign. I clench my jaw a lot and put pressure on my tooth. Sometimes, I can feel my tooth movement. I think that I am going to lose my tooth. Is this bad to do? Kindly suggest.   Read Full »

Dr. Geeth Sadasivam

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Clenching of tooth is not an uncommon habit and 75 percent of world population do it. I am glad to hear that you are aware of clenching your tooth. There are some best non-pharmacological ways to manage it. Do not clench hard as it deteriorates your jaw joints in a ...  Read Full »

Is it possible to correct misaligned teeth by wearing invisible aligners?

Query: Hi doctor, I had braces when I was 20 years old. Now it has been 4 years since removing my braces. I did not wear retainers for six months. I used it only for a month. During my treatment, my dentist used an elastic band on one side of my upper tooth for two months. This resulted in a misaligned ...  Read Full »

Dr. Beryl Fredrick

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I understand your concern. Relapse can be corrected by wearing braces again. Invisible aligners are ideal for minor corrections. Since your previous retainers fit you now, then your relapse can be minor and it can be corrected by wearing invisible aligners. Kindly c...  Read Full »

Are the upper teeth supposed to flare out or be straight?

Query: Hi doctor,I got a 3D model of my teeth for the proposed treatment plan with clear aligners. I use braces and I need minor changes. In the finished model, my front teeth seem to be flared out at an angle. But now they are straight up and down. The orthodontist told me that they are supposed to be fla...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I have gone through the attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Anterior teeth look flared up in the model and there is increased inclination. If you have a doubt, then it is better to inform a word to your orthodontist. If the patient is not sa...  Read Full »

Will misaligned jaw affect posture and veneering?

Query: Hello doctor,I recently had my veneers done. My teeth are very short and lean inward with extensive wear from protrusive grinding. I also had a very tight contact between front teeth with zero overjet. The veneers came out much longer than my own teeth. I feel discomfort and feel that my lower jaw i...  Read Full »

Dr. Disha Kandi Yermal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through your query and attachment (attachment removed to protect patient identity). I can notice mild retroclination or inward inclination of maxillary or upper anteriors. So, ideally, before going for any prosthesis, one should achieve ideal occ...  Read Full »

Please give your opinion on my teeth alignment.

Query: Hi doctor, I have attached my crossbite image. I would like to know about the treatment or brace that is suitable for me. What is your opinion about alignment? Can Invisible alignment treatment correct my problem? Please explain.  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to You have one upper anterior tooth in crossbite with the lower anterior tooth (attachment removed to protect patient identity). There seems to be sufficient space to bring the tooth in line with the other teeth. To do so, we must disocclude or raise your bite. This will al...  Read Full »

Which is better to correct space between teeth, Invisalign or retainer?

Query: Hi doctor, I got braces off five years ago and hardly wore my retainer. I have a permanent retainer on two of my front teeth. Now, I have horrible overjet, spacing between canines and two front teeth and crowding on the bottom. Will I need braces? Or can I get Invisalign or even a better retainer? T...  Read Full »

Dr. Prerna Jain

Answer: Hi, Welcome to There seems to have been a significant relapse of orthodontic treatment in the post treatment phase, which is not possible to solve though retainers alone (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Retainers are passive and cannot provide much of tooth movement by ...  Read Full »

Is it wise to undergo interproximal reduction to help my midline shift?

Query: Hi doctor, I am undergoing invisalign treatment. My teeth have straightened out, bite is correct and the midlines of my top and bottom arches are aligned. However, both arches are about 1mm off from the midline of my face. Is this something that can be fixed with elastics? Or if I were to have mor...  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Kindly upload an image of your teeth in closed position and lips wide open as much possible for assessing the current situation. As you have mentioned rest all of your complaints have been resolved but still there is 1 mm shift from the midline joining your nose a...  Read Full »

Will invisalign help in pushing my shifted teeth inside?

Query: Hello doctor, I used to have braces and lost my retainers a couple of months ago. My teeth got shifted and moved forward. I got new retainers made but my teeth have already shifted. Can I get an invisalign treatment only for a couple of months so my teeth can be pushed backward? And how much will t...  Read Full »

Dr. Akmal Abdelmalek

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Relapse is not uncommon following orthodontic treatment (braces) even after years that is why it is recommended to have spare retainers, permanent ones or if you are using removable retainers either a spare models kept at the orthodontist's office or the patient co...  Read Full »

As two teeth are already missing in my lower jaw, should I get upper teeth out to get dental braces?

Query: Hello doctor, I have two missing teeth in the left and right side of my lower jaw so I have now 16 teeth upper jaw because I have the wisdom there as well and 12 teeth in lower jaw no wisdom. Can I get the invaslign or just braces will be good and do I have to extract teeth from my upper jaw?  Read Full »

Dr. Mousam Chattopadhyay

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and the attached image (attachment removed to protect patient identity). You have two lower second premolars extracted with no third molars in the lower jaw. Little bit crowding is seen in both upper lateral incisors that might be the re...  Read Full »

Is TMJ problem normal with Invisalign retainers?

Query: Hello doctor, I think I have had an adverse reaction to Invisalign retainers over the past few years. I think they have caused me jaw issues (chronic facial tension radiating to all areas in my face and associated with droopy eyelids and jaw clicking and aberrant jaw positions, etc., and I can move...  Read Full »

Dr. Wajid Hassan

Answer: Hello, Welcome to The symptoms described by you are rarely caused by Invisalign, it may cause TMJ (temporomandibular joint) problems in some people but for a shorter duration as it is not permanent. Actually allergy means that you have redness in the area and if you wear for some time...  Read Full »

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