Crooked or Gappy Teeth?

What Does Invisalign Correct? Treatable Cases

Invisalign fixes a wide variety of misalignment issues from mild to severe

See what Invisalign can do for you – from simple tweaks to more significant fixes; Invisalign is known to do it all. 

Invisalign has fast become a popular adult brace treatment due to its invisible properties.

So, whether you want to love your smile a little more, or tackle bigger, complex problems, you’ve landed at the right place to discover exactly what Invisalign can do for you.

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See what Invisalign can do for you – from simple tweaks to more significant fixes; Invisalign is known to do it all. 

Invisalign has fast become a popular adult brace treatment due to its invisible properties.

So, whether you want to love your smile a little more, or tackle bigger, complex problems, you’ve landed at the right place to discover exactly what Invisalign can do for you.

Invis is the go-to choice for removing the perceived social stigma for many adults and teens electing to wear orthodontic braces.

Overbites

An overbite is when the upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth.

A slight overbite is often very common amongst most people. However, severe overbites can cause serious oral health problems.

The main concerns for deep bites are tooth wear and pain in the jaw. Traditionally, fixed metal braces are the most effective for treating this concern.

However, Invisalign clear aligners are successful in treating overbites or deep bites. But depending on your case, there could be limitations on what the treatment can do.

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Underbites

An underbite is when the upper arch teeth sit behind your bottom row when the mouth is closed (when lower front teeth are in front of the upper teeth).

Often, this is not always an oral concern but rather a problem with the lower jaw being too far forward.

Problems underbites can cause include difficulty chewing and speaking clearly, which might cause your teeth to wear down faster.

Invisalign clear aligners have been found to fix some underbite cases.

However, severe underbites might involve combining the Invisalign treatment with surgery to reposition the jaw correctly.

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Crossbites

A crossbite, in short, is when the upper and lower jaws don’t line up – this can also be explained as when some of the upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth when you close your mouth.

Problems this can cause for your oral health include tooth wear and an increased likelihood of tooth chips and cracks.

Another potential danger is that a crossbite can encourage the gums to recede, which might look like little notches above your gum line. This type of damage has led to painful gum problems and bone loss.

Invisalign can fix some types of crossbite – but other types might need the intervention of other straightening tools.

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Gap Teeth

If you have gaps between your teeth, Invisalign might be able to help. Gapped teeth are defined as having extra space between two or more of your teeth.

Gapped teeth, if left untreated, can come with a wealth of problems as they create space between your teeth and gums, which can form pockets where teeth can get stuck.

Gapped teeth, in this case, can make gums tender, sore and even lead to gum disease or more serious periodontal disease, which comes with its risks.

Invisalign is used to treat gapped teeth without any issues.

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Open bites

Open bites are when the top and bottom do not meet.

So, if you’re upper and lower teeth have difficulty touching when the mouth is closed, you’re likely suffering from an open bite.

Open bites can make it difficult to chew and even bite into some foods like apples.

Invisalign has also been proven effective for fixing and correcting an open bite.

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Crowded teeth

When there is not enough room in the jaw for all your fit to fit usually and straight, you have a problem with crowded teeth. Teeth can bunch up, overlap, twist (rotate) and sometimes be pushed in front or to the back.

Gum disease is often common in patients with crowded teeth because there is no room between teeth to floss effectively. That means it’s easier for tartar, plaque and harmful to build up and cause tooth decay.

Invisible aligners can treat crooked and crowded teeth very quickly. However, Invisalign will be limited because it will not be able to rotate teeth.

Other methods might need to be used to target this.

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Baby teeth

If you are a parent of a child aged 6-11 and are concerned about the development of their teeth, Invisalign offers a Phase 1 orthodontic treatment called Invisalign First, which aims to work baby teeth and permanent teeth to create a straighter smile as your child grows.

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Do you have a question?

We can help. As Platinum Providers of Invisalign, there’s no one better you can trust with fixing your orthodontic problems.

We’ll be happy to invite you in for an Invisalign assessment if you are concerned that the treatment will not be able to help with your bite condition.

Invisalign has improved over the last decade and has only gotten stronger. So, even in severe, complex cases, there are additional tools we can add to your treatment like SmartForce attachments that help add more force.

Contact us to find out more.

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