Dr. Jerry Farrell on Orthodontics
Invisalign is a great tool these days to accomplish some of our aesthetic solutions. People have crooked teeth. They have some aspect of their smile they’re just not loving or hated. Different people have dramatic descriptions of their dental problems: “This is hideous,“ “I can’t stand this,“there is good drama involved.Invisalign is one method to get those teeth into a gorgeous configuration.
One of the things that’s really kicked Invisalign up to another level is the huge, hundred million dollar investment that Invisalign’s made in technology where we’re now using different attachments and things to control precisely the way that the tooth is moving. Those are very similar in trying to achieve some of the same things that brackets do. There are limitations, but we can get an enormous amount of the right kind of movements done with Invisalign these days.
The more important thing to buy when you buy orthodontics or consider buying orthodontics is the target that the dentist has in place. Simply straight teeth is nice and an improvement, but there are some very important facial balance things that ought to be considered in their purchase of orthodontics or really, any dentistry. You can have straight teeth and crowns at the wrong vertical, at the wrong facial balance level, and it’s tough to … I don’t know. It’s not the big picture. It’s just part of the big picture.