Invisalign® is a game changer in various dental and teeth alignment defects. Many people looking to fix their teeth opt for clear aligners instead of traditional braces.
Besides aesthetics, Invisalign® clear aligners are comfortable and removable, adding convenience. Although clear aligners provide patients with an incredible dental experience, it doesn’t suit all teeth alignment issues.
Here’s a list of corrections that Invisalign® treatment can make.
When your teeth are misaligned, it can cause significant health issues. Crooked teeth can be hard to clean, increasing your risk of developing periodontal disease or other issues. In addition, straightening your teeth can have a significant impact on the aesthetics of your smile.
You can opt for custom-made, clear aligners for each tooth and mouth.
Crossbite is characterized by a section of the upper teeth positioned inside the lower teeth when the mouth is closed or at rest. When left untreated, it can cause significant problems, including uneven wear on your teeth and pain in your jaw.
An open bite is an alignment issue where the bottom and top teeth do not come together or bite correctly. Some causes of an open bite include pacifier or thumb sucking, skeletal problems, and tongue thrusting.
Doctors suggest clear aligners with behavior modification for adults with open bite defects.
Crowded teeth mean your teeth are not aligned correctly in a linear position. Crowded teeth can be caused by having extra teeth, different-sized teeth, underdeveloped jaw bones, and irregular eruption of permanent teeth.
Invisalign® works well on a mild-crowded tooth case. Clear aligners can move mild-crowded tooth cases in about 6-8 months and up to 18 months for complicated defects.
An underbite occurs when the bottom teeth extend beyond the front top teeth. A severe underbite can trigger jaw pain and tooth problems like gum disease or decay. It can also cause challenges with speaking and difficulty biting or chewing food.
Dentists recommend clear aligners that fit into your teeth and gradually move them into position.
Gaps in Teeth
Gaps in teeth is a condition with a noticeable gap between one or more teeth. The extra space is an issue with food stuck between teeth and gums. Gaps in teeth often cause the following symptoms:
- Swollen and tender gums
- Loose teeth
- Bad breath
- Bleeding gums
Clear aligners can close the gap to create a healthier teeth line and a more pleasing smile.
Note: Clear aligners have limitations and may not work for complex teeth alignment issues. For instance, a clear aligner may not be effective for fixing a tooth rotated for more than 20 degrees.
Try Crystal Dental Teeth Alignment Services
Teeth misalignment works against a healthy smile, whether an open bite, crossbite, or crooked tooth. Although you’re looking for a healthy smile at the end of the treatment plan, you’d appreciate a comfortable procedure.
That said, consider using Invisalign® treatment which maintains a healthy smile during and after the procedure.
Crystal Dental has a team of experienced dentists ready to transform your smile.