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The orthodontic field has seen a considerable change since the introduction of Invisalign.
This innovation has caught many eyes, and it is all for the right reasons. Since they offer way better aesthetics than traditional braces, they have become one of the most appealing options today.
There are several issues with the teeth positioning that Invisalign is known to be able to fix.
Let’s take a look at them.
The position of your teeth when the upper front teeth sit so that they’re too far from the bottom front teeth is known as an overbite. For a lot of people, it could be tough to chew their food properly. And because of not being able to eat properly, there may be wear and tear of your teeth, and your gums may begin to ache.
In this condition, your jaw may be larger than what it should be, or the upper jaw may be undergrown. Due to this, the bottom front teeth sit in front of the upper teeth and push them inward. While Invisalign can fix this condition if it is minor, it may still cause you a lot of pain. Right from your speech, being affected by the way you bite into food may become a problem for you.
- Gap in Teeth
Unlike how your teeth should be positioned together, some people have gaps between their teeth. More often than not, food will get stuck between your teeth, and you will have problems keeping your teeth clean. Flossing, as well as brushing, may become a task. This means you do not have proper oral hygiene.
A condition where some of your upper teeth sit inside your lower teeth instead of sitting on the outside is known as a crossbite. Your teeth may chip due to the friction and are susceptible to wear and tear. If left untreated, your gums may begin to recede. Invisalign is capable of fixing a crossbite in several cases.
- Open Bite
If your upper and lower teeth don’t meet as they should, then the chances are that you sucked on your thumb as a child. Because of the constant sucking, the jaw structure changes over time, and you do not get a proper bite. Your orthodontist should be able to tell you more clearly on how soon your open bite can be fixed.
- Crowded Teeth
When your jaw does not provide enough space in your mouth for all your teeth to fit, they are going to sit tightly together. This is known as overly crowded teeth. Because of less space between teeth, flossing and brushing properly becomes an issue, and sometimes food particles are not removed.
And in spite of all of the benefits that I told you, there are some issues that Invisalign braces cannot fix.
Let’s say your teeth are shaped to be pegged, short, or round. These aren’t ideal for Invisalign braces because they do not give the aligners a good enough grip. If your teeth have severe tips, then also you can’t get the invisible aligners because they would damage the braces.
There is an imaginary line that goes down your face known as the midline. If your front teeth do not match this midline and you want to get it corrected, then maybe Invisalign could help you.
I say maybe because if the discrepancy is only of about 2mm to either side, then it can be corrected. Anything more than that cannot be fixed with Invisalign.
Your orthodontist is the best person to talk to for a solution.
Living with these issues could also cause several other problems. We realize things have gone south when it’s too late.
So wake up now, recognize if you have these issues, and get Invisalign clear braces to fix them.
- Tooth decay is one of those issues that becomes the talk whenever we bring out the topic about teeth. Accumulation of plaque in the teeth can cause what we better know as cavities. It produces acids that attack the enamel and cause decay. The main reason behind it? Not brushing and flossing as you should.
- Bad breath is also one problem that is witnessed in about 85% of people. Since your teeth aren’t aligned, reaching the problematic parts of the teeth becomes tough, and over time, you let it be. Bad breath cannot be cured with a mouthwash.
- Unhygienic oral habits can lead to your enamel being eroded. Once your enamel goes, you shall begin experiencing sensitivity, and eventually, your teeth may crack too due to weakness.
- Your gums may also become infected due to not keeping your mouth clean. You may already be experiencing pain due to misaligned teeth, and periodontal disease just makes things worse.
So you see.
Teeth need to be in a proper position to ensure oral hygiene.
Talk to your orthodontist and get Invisalign braces for a healthier smile.
Gabriel Ross is closely related to Dr. Matthew Swiatek’s team, which helps in creating beautiful smiles to children, teens, and adults in Glen Mills, Chester Springs and surrounding areas.