Invisalign® is an amazing way to straighten your teeth without the use of metal braces. This blog post will go over 7 types of cases that can be treated with Invisalign®. Whether you have a crossbite, overbite, or just want to make minor adjustments in your smile, Invisalign® can help!
What is an overbite exactly? An overbite is when your top teeth sit too far over your bottom teeth, which can lead to a host of dental issues. An overbite may be more than just an aesthetic issue: it could also cause jaw pain and tooth fractures since the biting surfaces are no longer even. Invisalign® can fix an overbite by moving your upper teeth to a more desirable position and balancing the bite.
An underbite is when your bottom teeth stick out too much when you close your mouth. If you have an underbite, it can cause jaw pain and impact your ability to speak clearly. Invisalign® can fix most underbites, but a severe underbite might require the combination of Invisalign® and surgery. We can help determine the course of action based on the severity of your case.
A crossbite occurs when your top and bottom teeth do not come together in an even way. A crossbite can cause issues with both chewing food and speaking properly, as the tongue pushes against one side of your mouth while trying to talk or eat. Invisalign® is a great option for fixing a crossbite.
Spacing issues or “gap teeth” refer to an abnormally large space between two or more of a person’s teeth. Most people want to fix gap teeth for aesthetic reasons, but from a medical-standpoint, gap teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums where food can become stuck and difficult to remove. This can make your gums tender, sore, and even lead to gum disease. If you’re looking for a solution for your gap teeth, Invisalign® is a great way to go!
You’ve probably heard of an overbite or crossbite, but what about an open bite? An open bite happens when your upper and lower teeth don’t touch when your mouth is closed. An open bite can make it difficult to chew certain foods. Invisalign® is one way to fix an open bite.
If you don’t have enough room in your jaw for your teeth to fit normally, your teeth can bunch up, twist, and overlap. This can make it difficult to brush and floss well and keep your teeth as clean is possible. Many people also dislike the aesthetic appearance and look to have their crowded teeth straightened. As more teeth come in as teenagers grow into adulthood, the problem can become even worse. Invisalign® clear retainers can resolve your issues with crowded teeth and provide a beautiful, straight smile.
Maybe you don’t have a major issue like the ones identified above, but you would love to have slightly straighter teeth. Or, maybe you had braces as a teenager and didn’t wear your retainers so your teeth have slowly shifted back to their original appearance. Invisalign® is a great option to get a straighter smile without having to wear pesky braces.
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At Southern Dental Associates, we offer Invisalign® treatment. We can develop a custom treatment plan based on your specific needs to help you achieve a beautiful smile in no time. Ready to get started? Learn more about the Invisalign® process and contact us today to schedule a consultation.