What Teeth Alignment Issues Can Invisalign Treat?

Posted on: March 11, 2020

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Invisalign is a popular choice for achieving straight teeth. The aligners are nearly invisible in your mouth and you can remove them for eating and cleaning. This can reduce your chances of having cavities when your treatment is over. However, you are probably wondering what types of issues Invisalign can treat. Read on to learn more.

Crowding

This happens when there is not enough room for the teeth in the patient’s mouth. Crowding can cause the teeth to be displaced or rotated. It often happens because a patient has a small mouth. It can also be because there are extra teeth, or the teeth are too large. Patients who lost the primary teeth either early or late are more likely to have crowding.

Regardless of the cause, crowding can make it difficult to properly clean the teeth. When the teeth are rotated or displaced, the patient cannot reach all of the surfaces. This can increase the chances of dental decay or gum disease. The good news is that Invisalign can help correct the issue by creating some extra space.

Underbite, overbite or crossbite

An overbite means that the upper teeth are in front of the lower teeth when the patient bites down. The upper teeth may appear to protrude too far. This can make eating difficult. Some patients feel embarrassed over the appearance of their teeth too.

An underbite is just the opposite of an overbite. This happens when the lower teeth come too far forward. It can make it difficult to eat different foods. An underbite can also cause speaking issues or facial pain.

A crossbite happens when the upper teeth are inside the bottom teeth while biting down. This can place too much strain on the teeth, causing chipped teeth. It can also cause gum issues or jaw pain over time. Invisalign can correct each of these bite issues.

Gaps in the teeth

As long as excess space in the teeth is not extreme, Invisalign can fix it. A gap in the teeth can place a patient at a higher risk of developing gum disease. This happens when different food particles become stuck in the gaps. It is hard to get the food particles out once this has happened. Patients may also experience pain while eating.

Open bite

If the upper and lower teeth do not meet in the front when the patient bites down, this is known as an open bite. Treating this is important because the excess stress on the back teeth can cause fractured teeth. Patients may also experience speech problems as a result. Eating can also be difficult for patients.

Visit a dentist today for Invisalign

There is a wide range of issues that Invisalign can treat. However, the right way to tell if Invisalign is for you is by visiting a dentist. You can get an evaluation, which will allow the dentist to examine your teeth in detail. If Invisalign is right for you, then you can move forward with treatment.

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