Previously, Invisalign could only treat minor spacing and dental crowding. However, advancements in Invisalign technology have led to the creation of aligners that can accommodate elastics. This makes it possible for Invisalign to treat severe bite abnormalities. Learn who is a good candidate for Invisalign by reading below:
- People with Spaced Teeth
Spaced teeth are the result of continued growth of the jaw bone. However, dental spacing also occurs when teeth shift to fill in the space of missing teeth. Extra space in the mouth paves the way for gum infections and other problems, because the teeth aren’t protecting the gums properly. Fortunately, Invisalign therapy can repair dental spacing, reducing the risk for periodontal disease.
- People with Crowded Teeth
Crowding usually occurs when the jaw bone isn’t big enough to fit all of the teeth properly. This can lead to plaque and tarter buildup that is hard to reach. In traditional orthodontic therapies, many orthodontists remove unnecessary teeth to make more room. However, in many cases, Invisalign can correct crowded teeth without the need for tooth removal.
- People with Crossbites
A crossbite is a sign that the upper and lower jaws are misaligned. This condition causes the upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, which can lead to abnormal tooth wear and dental chipping. Invisalign technology is designed to help move the upper teeth back and the lower teeth forward so as to create a properly aligned smile.
- People with Underbites
An underbite is the result of the lower teeth protruding over the front teeth. This can affect the function of the front teeth and molars and cause jaw discomfort. Invisalign can help by moving the lower teeth forward.
- People with Overbites
Overbite is a common condition that occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. This can hinder communication and lead to the development of gum disease. Invisalign can reverse this condition by moving the teeth and jaw position.
If you would like to learn more about how Invisalign can repair your smile, call Belmont Dental Group at (617) 484-2431. We specialize in improving patients’ dental health and appearance.