Invisalign aligners can treat a whole range of teeth straightening issues such as overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, crossbites, overbites and underbites.
Let’s take a detailed look at the most common treatable Invisalign cases.
Overcrowding simply means that there is a lack of room in and around your jaw for your teeth to fit next to each other in a normal, healthy manner. Overcrowding can often become worse overtime and if left untreated can result in severely misaligned teeth. It can also lead to gum disease and other oral health issues.
Widely spaced teeth occurs when there is too much space between some or all of your teeth. This can be caused by abnormal continued growth of the jawbone.
A crossbite can be evident when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned. It can occur either on the front or insides of the mouth and it can be single tooth or a group of teeth. In simple terms, a crossbite occurs when the jaw isn’t properly aligned.
An overbite occurs when the upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth. Conversely, an underbite occurs when the bottom teeth overlap the upper teeth.
Crossbites, overbites and underbites can all lead to worn down teeth, gum disease and even bone loss. Worn down teeth also increase the likelihood of developing cavities.
All of these conditions can be treated with Invisalign. Perhaps these conditions can also be treated with traditional metal braces, but without the comfort and convenience of the Invisalign system. Because Invisalign aligners are removable, you needn’t worry about how your teeth-straightening treatment will impact on your ability to eat, drink, floss and brush.
Being able to correct misaligned teeth with aligners that are nearly invisible is appealing because hardly anyone notices that you’re actual straightening your teeth. Furthermore, having aligners that feel smooth and comfortable inside your mouth is also very appealing when compared to other forms of teeth straightening such as metal braces.
If you do have misaligned teeth, it is imperative that you speak with your orthodontist about the options available to you.