What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Treat?

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Invisalign® is a popular form of orthodontic treatment that solves issues such as teeth overcrowding, crooked teeth, and gaps between teeth. Invisalign can also address bite complications caused by a misalignment of the jaw as well. This review highlights the types of issues Invisalign is used to treat. 

When to consider Invisalign to correct an orthodontic issue

Invisalign is recommended for patients who are not happy with their smile or have oral health concerns due to a teeth or jaw misalignment. The treatment process may vary based on the type of orthodontic issue that is being treated, and the following is a discussion of what can be expected when correcting some of the most common issues. 

Teeth overcrowding

Teeth overcrowding occurs when teeth are too large or the jaw is too small. Overcrowded teeth are one of the most common reasons patients seek orthodontic care via Invisalign or traditional braces. Treatment for overcrowding may involve teeth extraction and the use of spacers before wearing the Invisalign aligners. Most mild to moderate cases of teeth overcrowding can be addressed through Invisalign, whereas severe overcrowding may require braces to correct. 

Crooked teeth

Crooked teeth can occur for a variety of reasons. This is different than overcrowding, although overcrowding can lead to crooked teeth. Crooked teeth are relatively easy to fix. It is less likely tooth extraction is necessary and patients that have crooked teeth that are not overcrowded may even make for better candidates for Invisalign treatment. The treatment process may also be a little shorter for mild to moderate cases of crooked teeth when treated with Invisalign.

Gaps between teeth

Gaps between teeth typically do not cause an oral health concern, but many patients report feeling insecure about the way the gaps make their smiles look. Invisalign is a great way to pull teeth into the ideal spacing, particularly for mild to moderate gaps. This is often a more affordable alternative to veneers and can treat cases where there are misshapen teeth and gaps between the teeth. 

Bite complications

Invisalign can also fix bite complications as well. This includes underbites, overbites, and crossbites. While braces may be the most ideal solution for severe bite complications, mild to moderate ones are often easily treated through Invisalign, along with teeth misalignments that often contribute to the bite complication. 

Protruding teeth

Protruding teeth occur when the front upper teeth stick out in a predominant way. This is often easily treated through Invisalign treatment. Often, protruding teeth only requires shifting the front teeth, or it can exist along with other teeth that are crooked or overcrowded. Many patients report feeling better about their smiles by fixing protruding teeth. 

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Give our team a call today if you would like to learn more about Invisalign. We offer Invisalign to our patients, and we assist our patients through every step of the treatment process, from the consultation to providing aftercare via routine check-ups and retainer wear after Invisalign treatment is complete.

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