You may be wondering if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment option for you. So, what kind of orthodontic issues can Invisalign be used to treat? Our BC Straight Smile dentists explain...
Whether your smile needs a simple straightening or a bigger fix, Invisalign may be able to help you achieve the straight smile you've been dreaming of.
Can Invisalign correct your orthodontic issue?
The answer is YES for many people. Even if you believe that you've got a particularly tough case, or if you're a teenager and your adult teeth are still growing in, Invisalign may be an ideal way for you straighten your smile.
Every smile is unique, and Invisalign keeps innovating to give great results to more and more smiles. Here are some of the orthodontic issues that Invisalign has been designed to tackle:
When you don't have enough room in your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally, the result can be teeth that are bunched up, overlapping and twisted. The extra nooks and crannies caused by crowded teeth can make cleaning your teeth properly difficult, possibly leading to tooth decay or gum disease.
Invisalign can help to correct crowded teeth.
When your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth it's called an overbite. Most people have at least a little overbite, but if your overbite is too large it can cause problems such as jaw pain and worn teeth.
Invisalign treatment can often help to correct an overbite or a deep bite.
An underbite is when your lower front teeth are in front of your upper teeth when you close your mouth. Often, this is can be a problem with the lower jaw being too far forward. Underbites can make it difficult to chew properly or speak clearly. They can also cause to teeth to wear down more quickly.
While more severe underbites may require additional treatments, Invisalign can be used to fix a less severe underbite.
If you close your mouth and some of your upper teeth are sitting inside your lower teeth instead of on the outside this is called a crossbite. Issues caused by a crossbite could lead to painful gum problems or even bone loss over time.
Invisalign clear custom aligners can help to fix some types of crossbite.
Extra space between two or more of your teeth is often referred to as a spacing issue or gap teeth. Food can become stuck in the pockets created by gapped teeth, making gums tender and sore, possibly even leading to gum disease.
Yes, Invisalign clear aligners may be able to fix gaps in your teeth.
If, when your mouth is closed, your upper and lower teeth don't touch, your dentist will refer to this as an open bite. An open bite can make chewing and biting foods such as apples difficult.
Your dentist may be able to use Invisalign to help correct your open bite.