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When Are Clear Aligners Not Recommended?

18/11/2022

When it comes to straighten misaligned or wonky teeth, clear aligners have become the number one choice. Removing the need of unsightly metal braces, clear aligners give patients the ability to straighten their teeth discretely without feeling embarrassed to smile due to unsightly braces and wires.

However, clear aligners do have their limitations and some patients won’t be suitable for this orthodontic treatment. Clear aligners are not recommended in cases where:

  • You have a severe underbite
  • Your teeth are very small
  • Your teeth are at too much of an angle to be rotated by clear aligners
  • You have very large gaps between your teeth/front teeth
  • You have had previous dental work such as bridges
  • You have gum disease or untreated cavities

Are you considering straightening your teeth with clear aligners? Call today to book a consultation and get the ball rolling!

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