Many people with crooked teeth have opted out of braces and opted in to Invisalign. If you have been bothered by crooked teeth or gaps in your teeth, you may be able to fix the issue with the simple and effective treatment Invisalign provides.
Who Qualifies for Invisalign?
Not everyone qualifies for correction with Invisalign. So, the first step in deciding if this treatment is right for you is talking to your dentist about Invisalign. Here are the dental issues that Invisalign can often correct:
When both the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, you can get a crossbite. Over time, this causes wear and tear on your teeth and may lead to gum disease and bone loss. Invisalign can often help treat crossbite.
Most people think about overbite, underbite, or crooked teeth when they consider the need for teeth straightening treatment. However, gapped teeth can cause both self-consciousness as well as increased risk of periodontal disease
Open bite is when some of your teeth don’t make contact while your mouth is closed. This can cause painful chewing, speech impediments, and may lead to thermomandibular joint disorder (TMJ).
We have all heard of the dreaded overbite. However, this issue can often be easily resolved with Invisalign.
Sometimes a jaw simply does not have enough room for all teeth to fit normally. This can lead to crooked teeth, plaque accumulation, tooth decay and periodontal disease.
An underbite can lead to tooth wear over time, as well as painful jaw and joint problems. This common issue can often be resolved with Invisalign.
The Invisalign Treatment Process
Most people have a friend or family member who has used Invisalign to resolve dental problems. It’s a simple process. Here’s a quick step-by-step guide through Invisalign:
- First, there is a consultation. Dr. Andersen will need to determine that Invisalign is the right treatment for your particular dental issue. This is also the best time to ask any questions you have.
- Once it’s been determined you are a candidate for Invisalign, you will get x-rays and impressions of your teeth taken. From there, Invisalign can create a custom, transparent aligners made of comfortable BPA-free plastic. For those of you who have experience with braces, these aligners avoid all of the discomfort caused by metal rubbing against the soft skin in your mouth.
- As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth move gradually into the proper position. Aligners are removable, so you can take them off when you eat or brush your teeth. They are clear, making it easy to smile, laugh, and talk without others noticing them.
- You will put on a new set of aligners every two weeks or so. These will gradually move your teeth to the optimal position over time.
At the end of your treatment period, any discomfort caused by misplaced teeth will be resolved!
We are proud to offer Invisalign here at Andersen Dental Center. We have seen many patients benefit with greater self-confidence as well as increased comfort when eating or speaking. If you are considering using Invisalign, contact us today. We are here to boost your dental health and comfort.