What Kinds of Alignment Issues Can Invisalign Solve?
Invisalign’s sleek design and easy use make it a great way to treat a variety of smile concerns, including bite and alignment issues. Though a popular option due to its subtle appearance and quick treatment, Invisalign® can only treat a degree of complex cases. If you have any of the following alignment issues, Invisalign may be a great option for you!
Do your top front teeth overlap your bottom front teeth when you bite down? You likely have an overbite. An overbite often makes the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth, resulting in damage to the gums, jaw pain, and more issues.
The Opposite of an overbite is the underbite. If your lower front teeth overlap your upper top teeth, you likely have an underbite. An underbite can also affect how you eat and speak and cause gum irritation.
When an open bite is a problem, the top and bottom jaw do not meet together. Not only can Invisalign work to move teeth forward or back, but it can also push the jaw down or up so that teeth are touching.
Gaps between teeth are more than a cosmetic issue. Even if it’s just one gap, food and plaque can easily become trapped and contribute to tooth decay. As long as the teeth are not too far apart, Invisalign can bring the teeth closer.
Teeth can become crowded when the jaw does not have enough room to support all teeth. Wisdom teeth can also contribute to a sudden shift in teeth crowding. Invisalign can create more space between the teeth to result in a straighter smile that also makes maintaining oral hygiene easier.