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Invisalign Elite Provider
Providing Invisalign to Fresno since 1999
Dr. Lowe Orthodontics was the first Invisalign ® provider in Fresno, and has been providing Invisalign to patients since 1999. Dr Lowe Orthodontics is also recognized as an Elite Premier Provider as well as a member of the Century Club, a recognition of the top 100 Invisalign offices.

 Invisalign ® Invisible Braces

Invisalign in FresnoInvisalign ® is a form of orthodontic treatment that works to correct many different types of malocclusions through the use of a series of clear plastic trays called aligners. Invisalign ® was developed to eliminate the use of unsightly metal brackets and wires and allow orthodontic treatment to occur almost “invisibly".

How Does Invisalign ® Work?

After an evaluation visit to determine whether a patient is a candidate for Invisalign ®, the orthodontist will take dental impressions, radiographs and pictures. Using these, Invisalign ® will use its unique computer imaging system to create a series of aligners, which are clear and which will replace the standard bracket and wires of conventional orthodontics. The first in the series of clear retainers will fit the patient’s teeth as they exist at the beginning of treatment. Each successive retainer will exert forces which will move teeth to the position where the next retainer can take over. The patient must wear each removable retainer for approximately two weeks. They must be worn at all times – 24 hours a day – except during meals. The number of aligners will vary from patient to patient depending on the severity of the malocclusion. The overall length of treatment generally approximates the time needed for standard orthodontics.

Treatable Case Types with Invisalign

Gapped teeth
Gapped Teeth
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems (due to lack of protection by the teeth), periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
overbite teeth
Overbite
"Overbite" is known to dental professionals as "overjet." It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It's typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth, and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
underbite teeth
Underbite
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It's usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
openbite teeth
Underbite
Open bite often occurs when some teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Most often caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, and even speech impairment. It can also lead to greater issues like thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
overly crowded teeth
Overly Crowded
Teeth crowding occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time, and result in severely crooked teeth. This crowding can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
crossbite teeth
Crossbite
Crossbite can occur when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. Crossbite causes one or more of the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss. If left untreated Crossbite can lead to additional complications.

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