Invisalign braces are not only popular thanks to their almost invisible appearance, but they are also incredibly versatile and can be used to treat a wide range of cosmetic dental problems.
Let’s take a look at some of the conditions that Invisalign is currently used to treat:
Treating Gaps with Invisalign Braces
Gaps between teeth are relatively common. They occur due to abnormalities in the jawbone, missing teeth, and extra space in the mouth. Not only do spacing issues and gaps in your teeth result in an imperfect smile, but they can also lead to gum problems, periodontal pockets, and an increased risk of periodontal disease. All of these problems can be resolved using Invisalign treatments.
Correcting an Overbite using Invisalign
An overbite, known in the industry as an overjet, occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. An overbite can be caused by genetics, bard oral health, or the overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. As well as impacting on your smile, an overbite can also cause other dental problems such as gum problems, irritation, wear to the lower teeth, and painful jaw and joint problems. An overbite can often be treated using Invisalign braces.
Fixing an Underbite
An underbite occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth and is typically caused by the undergrowth of the upper jaw, the overgrowth of the lower jaw, or sometimes both. An overbite can cause a whole host of problems including preventing the normal function of the front teeth or molars, tooth, wear, a painful jaw and, of course, a less-than-perfect smile. In many cases, an underbite can be treated.
Closing an Openbite
An openbite refers to when some of your teeth are unable to make contact with the opposing teeth to form a proper bite. An openbite can be caused by a whole range of factors, but is more often than not caused by a genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb sucking. This can lead to poor or painful chewing and even impairment of the speech. An open bite can often be treated.
Aligning Overcrowded teeth with Invisalign Braces
If you don’t have enough room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit in normally, then your smile might be suffering the consequences of overcrowding. If left untreated, over crowded teeth can become worse over time and become severely crooked. This can result in more severe problems such as plaque accumulation, tooth decay, and an increased chance of gum disease. If you’re looking for a way to tackle overcrowding, then Invisalign could offer the perfect solution.
Correcting a Crossbite
A crossbite occurs when the upper and the lower jaws aren’t properly aligned. This causes one or more of the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can lead to the wear and tear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
If you’re interested in Invisalign treatments to perfect your smile, you should contact your dentist for a consultation – they’ll be able to assess your individual case and advise whether or not you are suitable for treatment.