Dr. Carter recommended Invisalign last fall to hopefully correct my jaw misalignment. I have suffered from severe TMJ disorder for over 20 years and during that time have had many mouth guards & bite blocks to try to prevent my jaw from sliding and locking out of place. However, it seems that these appliances caused my jaw to become more and more out of line, now when I bite down the only teeth that actually touch are the far back molars on my right and the top and bottom do not line up as they should. A dentist recommended a consultation with Orthodontist instead or Oral / Maxillofacial specialist. Dr. David put braces on both of my children and did a fantastic job so I knew he would be the best but I was concerned about being a working medical professional and having traditional braces. When Dr. David said he felt Invisalign would work just as well to correct the problem, I was thrilled. The process has been very simple and the staff is always great at explaining how everything works and what to expect. I have been able to wear my Invisalign while seeing patients without it affecting my speech, even traveling has been no problem at all. I am almost halfway through my treatment time period and I can see the changes in my alignment. I am hopeful that Invisalign will correct (or greatly improve) my issues and am so pleased with the entire process so far.
-Melissa Bailey PA-C