Treatment With Invisalign®
For the longest time, traditional braces have been the go to treatment for crooked teeth and bite issues. This is because traditional braces offer a treatment that is stable and effective. However, traditional braces also have a reputation for being uncomfortable and for cutting patients’ tongues and gums. It is for these reasons, among others, that more and more patients have been making the change to Invisalign®. Invisalign offers a treatment that is comfortable and invisible. And, it is just as capable at treating a large variety of different conditions. Today want to tell you about just some of the conditions Invisalign currently excels at treating.
A Treatment for Your Needs
There are many different conditions that Invisalign makes a good treatment for. Some of these include:
Gapped Teeth: It is possible for gaps to form between your teeth because of abnormal growth of your jawbone or because of teeth drifting into the spots left by missing teeth. This can lead to various gum problems as well as periodontal disease.
Overcrowded Teeth: When your jaw simply doesn’t have enough room to comfortably hold all of your teeth, overcrowding can occur. This often results in severely crooked teeth, which can lead to conditions such as tooth decay and gum disease.
Overbite: Also known as overjet, overbite is the condition where your upper teeth overlap your lower teeth every time you bite. This is generally caused by bad genetics or bad oral habits, and can lead to further complications such as gum irritation and joint problems.
Underbite: The opposite of overbite, underbite occurs when your lower teeth overlap your upper teeth when biting. This is typically caused by overgrowth of your lower jawbone or undergrowth of your upper jawbone, and can lead to problems such as jaw pain and increased tooth wear.
Open Bite: When some of your upper and lower teeth are unable to touch when you bite, it is called open bite. Generally caused by having an abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb sucking, open bite can lead to painful chewing and speech impairment.
Cross bite: When your upper and lower jaws are both misaligned, it can cause some of your upper teeth to bite on the inside of your lower teeth. If ignored, this condition can lead to increased wear on your teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
Call and Schedule a Consultation
Whether you are suffering from crooked teeth or cross-bite, there is a treatment available using Invisalign. And, the people behind Invisalign are constantly working on their technology. In fact, the recent addition of precision cuts has allowed Invisalign to treat even more different bite issues. If you would like to find out if there is an Invisalign treatment for your needs, we encourage you to contact us and schedule a no-obligation consultation. We look forward to working with you soon. Come See Our San Antonio Orthodontist today