CLEAR ALIGNERS FOR STRAIGHTER TEETH
Achieving the smile you always dreamed of doesn’t have to be a big deal. Invisalign is a great way to achieve the perfect smile without the fuss of traditional braces. Invisalign straightens teeth using a series of nearly invisible, removable aligners that are custom-made specifically for your teeth. As you replace each aligner every two weeks, your teeth will move – little by little, week by week, gradually moving towards the projected final position. Invisalign aligners are recommended by dentists because they are effective, discreet, and comfortable. The aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, and brushing teeth, making them much more convenient than metal braces. Invisalign transforms your smile without disrupting your life.
WHAT ARE CLEAR ALIGNERS USED FOR?
Invisalign can help to treat and correct common misalignments, such as overcrowded teeth, widely spaced teeth, overbites, underbites, and crossbites. Our experienced Invisalign-trained dental practitioners can work with you to correct the common issues of misaligned teeth and improve your oral health as an added bonus.
Overcrowded teeth occur due to a lack of room for all of your teeth to fit normally within your jaw. Left untreated, overly crowded teeth may cause gum disease and discomfort as your teeth are harder to clean and can prevent the normal function of teeth.
Widely spaced or missing teeth
Widely spaced teeth occur when you have extra space within your jaw, due to small sized teeth, abnormal growth of jaw bones, genetics, missing teeth, or tongue protrusion. Missing teeth can also cause other teeth to shift into the open space. Spacing issues may cause periodontal diseases like gingivitis and periodontitis, which could lead to tooth loss if left untreated.
Overbites refer to a significant overlap of upper teeth over the lower teeth. The root cause is typically either genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue frequently causes wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems. Other issues caused by overbites include gum problems and irritation.
Underbites occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth This situation is generally caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. Underbites are a significant issue that can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, leading to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Crossbites describe a situation where both the upper and lower jaws are misaligned. It usually causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and/or the sides of the mouth. This issue can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.
HOW DO INVISALIGN ALIGNERS WORK?
Invisalign aligners are a revolutionary way to straighten teeth without the use of traditional metal braces. Invisalign is a series of clear aligners that are custom-made to fit over the teeth. Each aligner is designed to move the teeth a small amount until the desired result is achieved. The aligners are made of smooth, comfortable plastic that is virtually invisible when worn, which is why Invisalign braces are often the preferred choice for adults. Invisalign aligners are suitable for a wide range of patients. They are ideal for adults who want to correct minor misalignments, bite issues, and other dental irregularities without the use of metal braces. Invisalign is also suitable for teenagers as long as their teeth and jaws have finished growing.