Invisalign can fix nearly every alignment problem that can be corrected by conventional metal braces. This orthodontic innovation has offered people who once considered themselves past the age of getting braces an opportunity to finally align their teeth. Plus, thanks to nearly invisible aligners, Invisalign braces are discreet. Straight teeth, under the radar, for patients of any age – Invisalign delivers.
If you have any of the following dental problems, you may be eligible for Invisalign treatment. Your Haymarket dentist will tell you for sure if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
If your mouth doesn’t have enough room for all your teeth, this overcrowding can push teeth out of alignment. Overlapping, crooked, and twisted teeth are all signs of overcrowding.
Plus, there are more than just aesthetic issues with crowded teeth. When teeth are too close together and severely misaligned, plaque buildup is inevitable and tooth decay is far more likely because it’s challenging to clean thoroughly between teeth. Invisalign not only makes room for all teeth, it makes them healthier.
Gapped teeth are often more of an aesthetic problem than an oral health problem. If teeth are too small for the jaw bone, gaps can form and teeth will look like they are spaced too far apart. If you have gaps because of missing teeth, you are at risk for misalignment because teeth will shift to fill the holes. These are problems that may be correctable with Invisalign while other people will look to porcelain veneers for correction.
The gap or space between teeth is known as diastema and is especially noticeable between the two upper front teeth. An overgrowth of tissue is often responsible for this issue. Invisalign puts pressure on teeth to slowly move them together and close the gap.
When upper and lower jaws overlap because of an overdeveloped upper jaw, this is known as an overbite. Over time, an overbite can impact gum health and cause enamel erosion. Plus, people who have an overbite are often self-conscious about their appearance because this problem is very noticeable. Invisalign is customized to correct each patient’s unique alignment issues.
If the lower jaw is overdeveloped or the upper jaw is underdeveloped, this can create an underbite. Enamel erosion and painful jaw problems can occur when someone has an underbite, though the severity of the underbite will impact the side effects. Invisalign can be a successful course of action for eliminating the underbite, but your Haymarket cosmetic dentist will go over all the options with you to determine the best treatment.
An open bite is the diagnosis for top and bottom teeth that do not touch at all. Besides the way an open bite affects appearance, this problem is often responsible for impairing speech, causing chewing problems, and complications like TMJ. Invisalign can be a viable option for correcting an open bite.
Invisalign is not one size fits all. This customized orthodontic treatment is designed to make teeth look better and work better, but every patient has different needs. Dr. Sina Reangber at LifeTime Smiles in Haymarket will review your oral health history, examine your teeth and bite, and make recommendations about the best procedures for aligning and perfecting your smile. Make an appointment today to discuss whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign.