People have always been obsessed with perfectly straight teeth and beautiful smiles. But some of us are not naturally blessed with it, right? However, with the different orthodontic treatments available these days, more and more individuals are opting to straighten out their teeth. Perfectly aligned teeth are in fact much more than just for aesthetics. Having straight teeth can help in maintaining your overall oral health in the long run.
But many of us have realized this later in life. However, wearing braces at the age of 30 might be a little troublesome, not to mention embarrassing. This is why clear aligners from Invisalign is a great choice for those of us who want to take care of their crooked and misaligned teeth in the most discrete manner.
In this blog, we will discuss some of the most common dental misalignment issues that can be corrected with the help of Invisalign clear aligners.
Gapped teeth are one of the most common dental alignment issues. Gaps between the teeth occur due to the abnormal growth of the jawbone. In some cases, the space created by missing teeth causes the other teeth to shift, creating misalignment and gaps in your teeth. If you suffer from the gapped tooth, chances for gum problems are high due to the lack of protection of your gum. These gaps act as periodontal pockets leading to gum diseases.
The majority of cases of dental gaps can be effectively treated using the Invisalign clear aligners. During the course of the treatment, the teeth are moved into the correct positions by the aligner trays.
An underbite is a condition where the lower teeth protrude past the upper front teeth. Dentists reason that this condition is caused by the overgrowth of the lower jaw bone or alternatively, the undergrowth of the upper jaw bone. People with underbite often have trouble eating as their upper front teeth and molars do not fall in place with the lower ones. This ultimately leads to tooth wear, painful jaw and joint problems.
Invisalign clear aligners can help in the treatment of mild to moderate case of an underbite. If the patient suffers from a severe case of underbite or TMJ disorder, it might require further surgical corrections before the Invisalign treatment.
Overbite is another issue that is much similar to an underbite, the condition can be genetic or over-development of the front teeth bones. In some cases, an overbite occurs due to unhealthy dental routines. This condition can also lead to gum problems, painful jaw or joint problems.
The Invisalign treatment is often recommended to individuals suffering from this condition and can be successfully treated using clear aligners.
An open bite is a condition where your upper and lower teeth are unable to make physical contact with the opposite teeth for a proper bite. In some cases, this may be a genetic abnormality, where the entire jaw structure is different from that of the healthy jaw. Excessive thumb-sucking during childhood is also known to be a possible cause for this condition. An open bite will cause painful chewing, jaw pain and even speech impairment or thermo-mandibular joint disorder (TMJ) if not treated properly.
Clear aligners from Invisalign can effectively correct this condition. In case of a severe open bite, your orthodontist may recommend some prior treatments to correct the jaw bone structure before completing the treatment using clear aligners.
Teeth crowding is commonly seen in people and is simply due to the lack of enough space in the jaw for all the teeth to fit normally. If left untreated, overcrowded teeth can lead to severely crooked teeth, which could pave the way for gum diseases and tooth decay. With the help of clear aligners, you can bring about positive changes to your teeth’s alignment issues and avoid dental deterioration at the earliest.
A crossbite is a condition where both the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. This can cause one or more of the upper teeth to bite inside or outside the lower teeth, Crossbite occurs on both the front and sides of the mouth, leading to wear and tear of the teeth, leading to possible gum diseases and perhaps even bone loss. With early detection and the Invisalign treatment, the condition could be rectified, maintaining your teeth’s natural structure and alignment.
For all your dental misalignment issues, clear aligners from Invisalign is a one-stop solution. Now treat your dental issues discretely for long time health benefits.