What Issues Can Invisalign® Fix?
Invisalign® has completely changed the way people view orthodontic treatment. With the clear aligner system, people can discreetly enhance their smiles. Invisalign® offers a comfortable alternative to traditional braces, but there are other factors to consider when selecting the right orthodontic option. You should discuss your individual circumstances with your dentist before making a decision.
Invisalign® has been proven to be a highly effective treatment for crooked teeth. The clear aligners provide an ideal solution for people to straighten their teeth and feel more confident in their smile.
Overbite & Underbite
Invisalign® is an effective treatment for both an overbite and an underbite. An overbite occurs when the upper front teeth protrude over the bottom front teeth, while an underbite is when the lower teeth extend beyond the upper teeth when the mouth is closed. With Invisalign®, the top or bottom teeth can be moved into the proper position for proper alignment when the mouth is closed.
A cross-bite occurs when teeth don’t line up properly with the mouth closed. This could be the top teeth in the back of your mouth resting inside your bottom teeth or could be one or more of your top front teeth resting behind your bottom front teeth. Invisalign® can move teeth into the proper positions and treat a cross-bite.
Gaps in Teeth & Crowded Teeth
Invisalign® can be used to treat both gaps in teeth and crowded teeth, where there is not enough room in the jaw for all of the teeth, leading to overlapping or twisting. If left untreated, crowded teeth can cause food to get stuck and plaque to build up, so it is important to address this issue to maintain optimal oral health.
Limitations of Invisalign®
While Invisalign® is an excellent option for many orthodontic issues, it does have its limitations. There are times when it may be best to go with braces. For severe orthodontic issues and intrusion and extrusion, braces often offer the force that is needed. It’s also important to note that Invisalign® continues to get better and better. We can now treat more complex orthodontic situations than we could even a few years ago. If you are interested if Invisalign® is the right treatment option for you, contact Warwick Dental at 405-722-7071.