Braces have long been the accepted form of teeth straightening, but for those who do not want to have to deal with the clunky wires and diet restrictions, Invisalign® provides a quality alternative. Whereas regular braces are strewn together with invasive metal wires, this system's clear aligners appear invisible when placed in the mouth. Patients…
Is Invisalign Right for You?
Many people are wondering if Invisalign treatment could be right for correcting crooked, gapped or misaligned teeth. Typically, except for rare, more severe cases, it generally is a “Yes” in the case of Invisalign. Of course, the only way for someone to know if they are a candidate is to have a conversation with their dentist to find out if it would be appropriate.
Tackling the aspect of straightening a person’s teeth can seem daunting. However, the Invisalign treatment brings a new breath of fresh air to the world of teeth straightening and orthodontics. Patients who have put off getting their teeth straightened because of not wanting any clunky metal devices on their teeth no longer have to worry.
What issues can Invisalign help fix?
Other than gapped and misaligned teeth, Invisalign can help with other issues too. We will give a brief overview of what these are and what can be included when you speak to your dentist about using the Invisalign system.
An overbite is when the top teeth, also called the upper teeth, overlap with the bottom teeth. Although it is reasonable to have some amount of overbite, too much can cause issues with chewing and dental hygiene.
An underbite occurs when a person’s lower teeth are positioned in front of their upper teeth. Sometimes, this can also give an appearance that the lower jaw is jutted and positioned forward.
A crossbite is when some of the upper teeth are positioned behind the lower ones, and some of the lower teeth are positioned behind the upper ones. This issue can cause teeth chipping and a constant sore jaw.
This is when there is a gap between one or more teeth that should be positioned together. The Invisalign treatment is excellent for fixing these gaps and pushing teeth together into the correct position.
An open bite is when the jaw and mouth are closed, but the upper and lower teeth do not touch. This can make it difficult for a person to chew and bite into foods like apples and fruits.
When a person’s jaw does not have enough room, it can cause an issue of the teeth bunching up and even overlapping and twisting. This can cause other problems as well.
Is Invisalign hard to maintain?
Overall, Invisalign treatment is one of the easiest and simplest to maintain and ensures good results. Cleaning the clear aligner every day and ensuring to wear it at least 20 hours per day are the main points to keep the aligner in good condition and achieve the results a person was hoping for.
The best thing to do is talk to your dentist about what issues you want to be corrected and how the Invisalign treatment could be the best option. Our office and staff are always ready to answer questions you may have. Give us a call today!
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