More than nine million Americans have experienced the power of the Invisalign ® clear aligner system — and that includes almost 1.5 million teens! Not only is Invisalign more comfortable than traditional metal braces, but it can also correct a variety of issues.
Whether you’re interested in Invisalign because it’s discreet or because it’s comfortable, it’s important to explore all of the benefits of Invisalign, including what dental issues it can correct. We encourage you to schedule an Invisalign consultation at SPA Dental Group with Dr. Shebani Pahwa, Dr. Maham Siddiqui, or Dr. Samantha Ben-Ezra to find out if Invisalign is right for you.
In the meantime, continue reading to explore the power of Invisalign.
Occlusion is how your teeth align, and malocclusion refers to a misalignment of your teeth. Malocclusion is more commonly called a “bad bite.” Examples of common bite issues include:
If you have an overbite, your upper teeth protrude past your lower teeth. While many people have some degree of an overbite, a severe overbite covers the majority of your lower teeth.
If you have an underbite, your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth.
Crossbites occur if your upper and lower jaw don’t line up. You might notice that some (but not all) of your upper teeth are tucked behind your lower teeth. Untreated crossbites can lead to chipped or fractured teeth.
If you close your mouth but your upper and lower teeth don’t meet, you may have an open bite. Untreated open bites can make it more difficult to chew or speak clearly.
Bite issues can cause cosmetic concerns, but more importantly, they can impact your oral health. Misaligned teeth can contribute to jaw pain, difficulty chewing, and even chipped teeth. Bite issues are listed as treatable cases, according to Invisalign.
Crowding teeth is another cosmetic concern that also has dental consequences. Crowding means your teeth are too close together and may overlap. This makes it difficult to adequately floss between your teeth, and if you can’t floss properly, you’re more at risk for cavities. Cavities that develop between two teeth are called interproximal cavities. Invisalign can correct crowded teeth, restoring your ability to floss easily.
If you feel self-conscious by crooked teeth, know that Invisalign can straighten your teeth. It’s possible you have more than one issue (such as crooked teeth and a bite issue), so it’s nice to know that Invisalign can check off multiple boxes.
Are you frustrated with gaps between your teeth? While gaps can cause cosmetic concerns, they can also be a source of frustration if you constantly get food stuck in the gap. As with the previously mentioned issues, Invisalign can close that gap, creating the smile you’ve always wanted.
We know there isn’t one-size-fits-all when it comes to orthodontic treatment. Luckily, every step of the Invisalign process is 100% personalized based on your unique anatomy, your dental goals, and your cosmetic goals. From the iTero Element ® scanner to the ClinCheck ® software, we personalize and monitor every step of your treatment — from your first tray to your last one!
Note: While Invisalign can correct many issues, it might not be right for you. During your consultation, we’ll thoroughly and honestly evaluate your anatomy to make sure you receive the right treatment for your specific needs.
Ready to experience the benefits of Invisalign for yourself? To find out if clear aligners are right for you, call the location of your choice to schedule a consultation with us. You can also book your appointment online.