Orthodontic treatment using Invisalign® utilizes a series of clear and 100% removable aligners that fit over your teeth to gradually alter their position. Invisalign patients generally receive a new virtually undetectable aligner every two weeks for gentle results. For optimal changes in alignment, the aligners must be worn for at least 20-22 hours each day! But what issues can be fixed with Invisalign retainers?
What Issues Can Invisalign Fix?
Like traditional metal or ceramic braces, Invisalign pushes your teeth into straighter, healthier, and more functional positions. Though braces are necessary to treat severe alignment issues, the experienced team at Stroope Orthodontics can often employ Invisalign to address mild to moderate alignment issues, such as:
Crooked Teeth – Crooked teeth can be fixed through traditional orthodontia and also with Invisalign. With Invisalign, there’s no need to worry about feeling self-conscious; Invisalign is practically invisible!
Gapped Teeth – Though tooth gaps may not cause dental problems down the line, they can be a source of insecurity and self-consciousness. Invisalign can move your teeth closer together to close these gaps.
Overbite – When your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth, you are said to have an overbite. Extreme cases of overbite, called deep bite, can lead to increased wear and tear on your teeth, pain in the jaw, and sores from your bottom teeth digging into the roof of your mouth.
Underbite – The opposite of an overbite, an underbite is when your bottom teeth overlap your top teeth.
Crossbite – Just like other bite issues, crossbite can contribute to increased tooth wear, gum disease, difficulty chewing and/or speaking.
Whatever your dental concerns, Dr. Stroope and our caring team here at Stroope Orthodontics can help you achieve the smile of your dreams! Read about the differences between Invisalign and traditional metal braces or use our online form to request an orthodontic orthodontic consultation.