The Many Faces of Invisalign
Invisalign is an orthodontic clear liner system which have become a top alternative to the wire and bracket brace system for correcting teeth positioning.
How It Works
The first step is to schedule a consultation with your dentist to ensure that Invisalign is the correct choice for you.
Then, a series of clear aligners will be custom made for you. These aligners are basically a series of trays which fit snugly over your teeth and will move your teeth incrementally over time into their correct position. The best part? They’re very nearly invisible, so you can continue to enjoy your usual confident smile while the Invisalign system works to correct your dental issue.
Not Just for Cosmetic Use
Did you know that using the Invisalign system isn’t only about correcting teeth that have become crookedly positioned?
Other reasons why you might be interested in using Invisalign include:
- Teeth overcrowding – A condition where there isn’t enough room for all the teeth to fit correctly within the jaw, resulting in severely crooked teeth over time, plaque accumulation, tooth decay, and increased risk of gum disease.
- Gapped teeth – Can result from abnormal jaw growth and formation and from missing teeth, resulting often in gum problems and an increased risk for periodontal disease.
- Overbite – A condition where the upper teeth extend over the lower teeth, sometimes leading to painful jaw and joint problems.
- Underbite – A condition where the lower teeth extend past the front teeth, sometimes leading to painful jaw and joint problems.
- Open Bite – A condition where a proper bite can’t be formed because some teeth can’t make contact with the opposing teeth, which can cause poor or painful chewing, possible speech impairment, and higher likelihood of developing TMJ disorders.
- Crossbite – A condition where both the upper and lower jaw are not correctly aligned and causes upper teeth to bite down to the inside of the lower teeth, resulting in excessive wear of teeth, increased risk of gum disease, and possible bone loss.
Perhaps most surprising, though, is the fact that Invisalign may actually be useful in treating breathing and sinus disorders. A consultation with your doctor and our dentists will determine if this is the right course of treatment for you.