For the majority of people wondering if Invisalign can help with their orthodontic problems, the answer is almost always yes! Invisalign treatment is clinically proven to be effective for a broad range of teeth straightening cases, from mild to complex – and the treatment is continuously innovating to expand that range, and get better results.
Some common concerns that can be treated with Invisalign include:
Gaps between the teeth can occur with abnormal growth of the jawbone – or by missing teeth causing surrounding teeth to shift due to extra space. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems due to lack of protection of the teeth, periodontal pockets, and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Overbite is when the upper teeth bite over top of the lower teeth – typically caused by genertics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. Overbites can lead to issues in the gums, irritation, wear on the lower teeth, and can cause problems in the jaw.
Underbite occurs when the lower teeth protrude out past the front upper teeth. This is usually caused by lack of growth in the upper jack and/or overgrowth of the lower jaw. Underbite can also be caused by missing upper teeth, and can prevent normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to uneven wear. Underbite can also lead to problems in the jaw.
This occurs when some teeth are unable to make contact with the opposing teeth for a proper bite. Usually cause by genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb-sucking.
This occurs when there is not enough room in the jaw for the teeth. Crowding can result in severely crooked teeth, leading to tooth decay and gum disease.
This happens when the top and bottom jaws are misaligned, and causes one or more of the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
If you are affected by any of these conditions, you are likely a great candidate for Invisalign treatment. Call your dentist today to discuss treatment options.
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