The use of Invisalign in modern dentistry has become commonplace as clients find out about the convenience and success rates associated with the product. Although some conditions still could benefit from traditional braces, many individuals with malocclusion are excellent Invisalign candidates.
If you have any of the following bite problems, ask your dentist if Invisalign can help you gain the smile you have always wanted.
Bite problems refer to significant misalignment of the teeth, usually with one set of teeth being more prominent than the other. Invisalign can be used on the misaligned teeth to correct them.
An overbite occurs when the front teeth of your upper jaw overlap in front of the front teeth of your lower jaw.
Many individuals have a small amount of overbite, but when the overbite is measured at over 25%, it can cause pain in the jaw or wearing of the teeth and would likely benefit from correction. Large overbites are also referred to as deep bites.
The opposite of an overbite, when your lower front teeth overlap your upper front teeth, it is commonly referred to as an underbite. An underbite comes with its own set of issues since it can lead to difficulties with chewing and speaking, premature tooth wear, and pain.
Unless the underbite is severe, it can typically be improved with Invisalign. Otherwise, a combination of surgery and Invisalign can be used to correct the condition.
A crossbite sometimes presents as a combination of an overbite and an overbite, when some of your upper teeth overlap in front of your lower teeth, and some of your lower teeth overlap.
Since this type of malocclusion can lead to tooth chipping, unnecessary wear, gum pain, and even bone loss, correction is recommended before damage occurs.
The condition of an open bite occurs when the mouth is closed, but the teeth do not touch, leaving a space that can make it difficult to bite into food or chew properly.
Invisalign can close this type of bite and restore better functionality to the mouth.
A malocclusion is a more general term referring to conditions where the teeth are not aligned correctly when the jaw is closed. For example, a crossbite is considered a type of malocclusion.
Gapped Teeth and Spacing Issues
Invisalign can correct situations where teeth appear to have extra space between them due to simple spacing issues. If a gap is caused by a missing tooth, other treatments are necessary.
Overcrowding can occur from a very early age if “adult teeth” do not erupt correctly from the gums. By straightening teeth through Invisalign, there will be more space in the mouth overall.
Other Invisalign Treatment Cases
In addition to bite problems, Invisalign can typically treat cases of crowded teeth, teeth with gaps, and as preventive care for children who still have a mixture of permanent and baby teeth.
Even if you do not have a significant issue and just want the look of a straighter smile, Invisalign correction can be a good choice for you.
Set Up Your Consultation at Tribeca Dental Today
If you have bite issues and are interested in learning more about Invisalign, contact Tribeca Dental today to set up an appointment for a consultation.
Our team of dental specialists can help you on your way to the smile you have been envisioning for yourself.
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