Invisalign is a versatile orthodontic appliance that helps patients correct a broad range of dental and orthodontic problems, and it really works. There are over 1.5 million smiles to back that up.
An improved confident smile isn’t the only benefit of correcting your dental issues with custom-made Invisalign aligners—your oral health will be positively impacted as well. Aligning teeth and creating harmony in your bite will help your gums stay healthy by making teeth easier to clean and harder for plaque and tartar to hide.
Invisalign is a clear invisible retainer that aligns your teeth. Invisalign is an alternative method of orthodontic correction to the traditional metal/ceramic braces.
Below are Several Common Issues Invisalign Cosmetic Dentistry is used to correct.
This 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 cause dental decay, an increase in chances of gum disease, and can prevent the normal function of teeth.
This occurs with abnormal continued growth of the jaw bone. When teeth are missing, this issue can also be caused by the other teeth shifting due to extra space. Spacing issues in teeth can cause some periodontal diseases.
This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
What people commonly refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet.” It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over-development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
This occurs 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 issue 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.
Your dentist can work with you to create a custom-designed program that will treat your specific dental or orthodontic issue(s).
Your treatment program will consist of a full set of aligners, made just for you, and only you. Feel free to get a head-start now by taking a self-assessment.
And of course, there are other considerations when making the decision to straighten your teeth.