Learn about the different oral problems that Invisalign can fix for you below!
An underbite involves your lower layer of teeth being in front of the top layer. As you can see this is not natural and is usually caused by someone’s jaw being too far forward. Underbites make chewing and speaking difficult. More severe cases may require Invisalign plus jaw surgery to fully correct the issue.
2- overly crowded
Crowded teeth is one of the most common issues treated by Invisalign. This can be caused by not having enough room along your jaw for all your teeth, making them push together and some go to the front or back more than normal. When your teeth are crowded it can be more difficult to brush and floss, meaning you do not remove enough plaque. Over time this can worsen and lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
The next issue to discuss is an overbite. Overbites are actually quite normal since our top row of teeth naturally overlap our bottom row in the front of our mouths. Sometimes this overlap is a little to drastic and needs correction. A large overbite is also known as a deep bite. Your dentist will let you know if you fall within the optimal overbite range, this range is between 5 and 25 percent!
4- open bite
An uncommon bite issue is open bite. This involves there being a space between your upper and lower teeth- meaning they do not touch and connect as they should. This causes problems with chewing food properly, which can in turn lead to digestion issues. Luckily for those with an open bite, Invisalign can help. You can work towards fixing this issue without anyone knowing using Invisalign’s clear aligners.
5- Gapped Teeth
When there is visible space between two or more of your teeth, dentists refer to this as gap teeth or spacing issues. These spaces are not ideal as you can get food stuck between your teeth easier. This can cause discomfort in the gums and could even lead to gum disease. Invisalign can fix gap teeth and will reduce the risk of gum disease after treatment.
A crossbite occurs when some of your upper row teeth fit behind your lower row of teeth. Normally these teeth would sit overtop of the lower layer. This is a crossbite. Crossbites can wear your teeth down overtime due to their unnatural positioning. This can cause chips or cracks, sacrificing the structural integrity of your teeth. This can lead to gum disease and even bone loss. Luckily, Invisalign can fix moderate versions of crossbite! This means you may not need braces as your solution.
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