Invisalign serving Bristol is recommended for fixing a wide range of bite and alignment problems . Only your orthodontist can determine if Invisalign is right for you, so it is important to schedule an in-person consultation to find out if you are a good candidate. In general, Invisalign is ideal for correcting bite problems, gapped teeth, and overly crowded teeth. Read on to learn more about issues Invisalign can treat.
Invisalign can treat almost all bite problems, including overbite, underbite, and crossbite. Overbite occurs when the bottoms of your top teeth extend over the tops of bottom teeth. With underbite, the tops of bottom teeth protrude over the bottoms of top teeth. Crossbite occurs with the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. Finally, open bite occurs when the top teeth and bottom teeth do not make contact at all. All four bite problems are associated with a higher risk of gum disease, tooth wear, and even tooth loss. Fortunately, Invisalign invisible braces are highly effective in reversing bite problems.
Invisalign is also ideal for correcting gaps between the teeth. Over time, spaces between the teeth generally become worse if left untreated by a dentist. Unfortunately, gapped teeth can cause damage to your jawbone, which will grow improperly in an attempt to adjust to these spaces. Spacing issues and gaps between the teeth are associated with a high risk of periodontal disease.
If your teeth are overly crowded or overlap, Invisalign can help. Crooked teeth and crowded teeth are two of the most common problems in family dentistry. Tooth crowding occurs when there is insufficient room in the jaw for all the teeth to fit as they should. If not treated by an orthodontist, even mild overcrowding can quickly cause severely crooked teeth. Tooth overcrowding often causes plaque accumulation, as it can be difficult or even impossible to properly clean the spaces where teeth overlap. Crowded teeth are linked to an increase in tooth decay and gum disease.