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Woman wearing orthodontic silicone trainerMany teenagers and adults would like to improve their smile, but may be hesitant to wear a fixed orthodontic appliance like braces.

Fortunately, Invisalign is a clear and removable aligner that can adjust teeth and enhance your appearance.

This device can also correct dental conditions that interfere with chewing, speaking, proper oral care, and preservation of teeth and gums.

Here are some of Invisalign’s aesthetic and functional uses.

What Is Invisalign?

Invisalign is a pair of clear aligners that are a transparent and removable alternative to fixed braces.

What Orthodontic Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?

Invisalign can improve your smile and straighten crooked teeth.

It can also correct diagnosed orthodontic conditions such as crowded teeth, an overbite, an underbite, a crossbite, gapped teeth, and an open bite. Bite issues are evident when the mouth is closed.

How Are Teeth Assessed Prior to Invisalign?

Patients meet with their dentist or orthodontist and have a consultation where a scan of their mouth is performed. It provides 3D imaging that allows the provider to develop and recommend a treatment plan.

What Are Crowded Teeth and Why Is It Important to Repair Them With Invisalign?

Crowded teeth occur when there’s not enough room in your jaw, and teeth become bunched together. They can interfere with brushing, flossing, and proper oral care, and may eventually cause tooth decay and gum disease.

What Is an Overbite and How Can Invisalign Help?

If your upper and lower front teeth overlap, then it’s likely that you have an overbite. An overbite that’s too large is referred to as a deep bite.

Fortunately, Invisalign can reposition the teeth and prevent them from wearing down and causing jaw pain.

What Is an Underbite and How Can It Impact Your Daily Life?

An underbite is described as the extension of the lower front teeth past the upper front teeth, and it’s often the result of the patient’s jaw being too far forward.

This condition can affect an individual’s daily life and cause difficulty chewing and/or speaking.

What Is a Crossbite and How Can It Harm the Gums?

A crossbite is when the upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth, which can make the mouth more prone to chipped teeth, gum recession, gingivitis, or bone loss.

What are gapped teeth and why do you have to be careful when eating?

Gapped teeth present as spaces between two or more teeth, and food can get stuck in these crevices and irritate gums. If left untreated, this condition may result in periodontal disease.

What Is an Open Bite and How Does It Limit Food Choices?

An open bite is described as upper and lower teeth that do not touch, and it can cause difficulty chewing and eating certain foods such as apples.

To learn more about the ways that Invisalign can adjust your teeth for a beautiful smile, please contact our office today for a consultation.

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