If you are self-conscious about your teeth, or if you have orthodontic issues that traditional braces can’t fix, Invisalign® may be the perfect solution for you. Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners to straighten teeth. This means that you can correct your smile without anyone ever knowing that you’re wearing braces! In this blog post, we will discuss the types of issues that Invisalign® can correct.
Invisalign® Treatment For a Variety of Issues
Invisalign® can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues. The most common problems that Invisalign® can fix are:
If your upper front teeth close in front of your lower teeth, you have an overbite. Invisalign® clear aligners can be used to correct this issue by moving your upper teeth back and your lower teeth forward.
An underbite is when your lower front teeth protrude in front of your upper teeth. Invisalign® can be used to fix this problem by moving your lower teeth back and your upper teeth forward.
A crossbite is when your top and bottom jaws are not aligned properly. This can cause your teeth to wear down unevenly. Invisalign® can be used to realign your jaws and improve the alignment of your teeth.
If you have gaps between your teeth, Invisalign® can be used to close those gaps. By wearing aligners, the gap will gradually close as your teeth move into the correct position.
An open bite is when your teeth do not touch when you bite down. This can be caused by a number of different factors, including thumb sucking or tongue thrusting. Invisalign® can be used to close the gaps between your teeth and improve your bite.
If your teeth are too close together, they may be difficult to clean properly. This can lead to tooth decay and gum disease. Invisalign® can be used to spacing out your teeth so that they are easier to clean and maintain.
Generally Straight Teeth
If your teeth are generally straight but you have a few spacing issues, Invisalign® can be used to close those gaps. By wearing aligners, the gaps will gradually close as your teeth move into the correct position.
Mix of Baby and Permanent Teeth
Invisalign® offers a special orthodontic treatment specifically geared for children ages 6-10. It is known as Invisalign® First Treatment or Phase 1 Treatment. It is used to develop young jaws and/or arches to make room for existing teeth and for incoming permanent teeth.
How Invisalign® Aligners Work
Invisalign® treatment consists of wearing clear aligners that gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Each set of aligners is worn for about two weeks before being replaced with a new set. As you progress through each set of aligners, your teeth will slowly move into the desired position. The entire treatment process usually takes about 12-18 months.
Why Choose Invisalign® for Orthodontic Treatment?
There are many reasons to choose Invisalign® for orthodontic treatment. One of the biggest advantages of Invisalign® is that it is virtually invisible. If you are self-conscious about wearing traditional metal braces, Invisalign® is a great option because no one will be able to tell that you’re wearing them! Another advantage of Invisalign® is that it can be used to treat a wide variety of orthodontic issues. Whether you have crooked teeth or gapped teeth, Invisalign® can help! Lastly, Invisalign® treatment is usually quicker and more comfortable than traditional braces.
Southern Dental Associates: Invisalign® Provider in NC
The Invisalign® process is one of the best orthodontic treatment options out there. If you’re looking for a lovely smile, schedule an initial consultation today with Southern Dental Associates today. We would love to help you achieve your perfect smile!