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What Dental Problems Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign is a highly popular treatment in orthodontics. Clear, removable, and easier on the mouth than traditional metal braces, Invisalign treatments involve a series of aligners that move your teeth a small amount every 2 weeks, guiding them towards their final position by the end of 12 to 18 months.

The most common use for Invisalign is to straighten crooked teeth. However, that is not the only dental issue that Invisalign can fix. There are also several other conditions that benefit from an Invisalign treatment.

Invisalign Orthodontic Treatments

In addition to straightening crooked teeth, Invisalign may be used for:

  • Widely Spaced Teeth – If you have spaces in between your teeth, Invisalign may be an acceptable treatment. The success of the treatment depends on the amount of spacing and your current bite.
  • Overbite and Underbites – Invisalign may be an appropriate treatment option for both overbites and underbites, which occur when your upper teeth do not match up with your lower teeth.
  • Posterior Crossbite – Similar to an underbite, a posterior crossbite occurs when some of the upper teeth extend backwards behind the bottom teeth, while other teeth are in the correct location.
  • TMJ – Temporomandibular joint inflammation, more commonly referred to as “TMJ,” often occurs when a person’s mouth does not line up correctly, causing their bite to be off. If the problem is fixed with Invisalign, TMJ can be managed or eliminated.

It should also be noted that there are many different causes of “crooked teeth” as well. Some care caused by crowding, which – as the name implies – occurs when the teeth are too close together and start to overlap. Others are caused by protrusion, when one or more teeth extends further than the rest of your bite.

In addition, fixing your bite can also have an effect on your dental health as well. When your bite is off, it may contribute to tooth damage and decay, and possibly lead to pain, sensitivity, and the wearing down of your teeth over time. Fixing problems with your bite with Invisalign can then help ensure that your teeth remain healthier for longer.

Is Invisalign Right For You?

Despite these benefits, Invisalign may not be right for everyone. At Invisalign Orange County, it is Dr. Rashidi’s goal to make sure that it is the best treatment for your smile. You may find that ceramic braces, metal braces, or some other form of dental treatment may be a better choice given your tooth straightening needs.

But Invisalign is often a great choice for many different dental conditions, especially those that want to avoid the drawbacks of metal braces. For more information about Invisalign in Orange County, please call us today at 949-770-8011.

 

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