If you’ve got tooth problems, did you know there’s a fantastic and economical way to correct them? Invisalign is almost undetectable, fairly easy to wear, and your insurance company may help you pay for it.
Wouldn’t it be wonderful to be able to smile while wearing braces? Well, you can with Invisalign because they are nearly clear. They’re also removable so you can eat or brush and floss your teeth as you would normally.
Here are 5 common tooth problems that Invisalign can help correct:
1. Under bite. An under bite is a fairly common occurrence, and it’s one that can be fixed easily. It’s what happens when the bottom set of teeth stick out past the top set. This happens when the upper jaw doesn’t grow as much or as fast as the lower one.
2. Overbite. This is the total opposite of the under bite. The lower jaw didn’t grow as much or as fast as the upper jaw causing the top teeth to be placed beyond the bottom teeth.
3. Tooth Gaps. This actually happens to a lot of people. In other words, it’s very common. Tragically, due to this easily correctable problem, low self-confidence develops from an early age.
It’s vital the problem is fixed as early as possible because another side effect of gaps in the teeth is gum problems. Gaps are caused because of the abnormal growth pattern of the jawbone or even missing teeth.
4. Cross bite. This problem happens when a few teeth don’t line up the right way. They may point inward and may appear as if they’re growing behind or in front of a tooth. Clear aligners can easily correct this problem in order to prevent your teeth from wearing down faster.
5. Overcrowding. This occurs when your teeth are too close together. The "pushing" of the teeth will eventually cause the teeth to become crooked over time. Overgrowth of plaque can also become an issue. These problems can be addressed effectively because they are custom made to fit your mouth alone. There is no one-size-fits-all feature.
THINGS TO CONSIDER
Wearing Invisalign may cause you speak with a small lisp for the first few days of wearing them. This will happen until your tongue has a chance to adjust to them.
You’ll need to forego chewing gum while you’re wearing them. Also, smoking is not recommended because they could become discolored.
You may notice a bit of discomfort when you first start wearing them as the teeth are beginning to become realigned by being pushed together. This only lasts for a few days.
Clear aligners cost generally between $3,500 and $7,000. The price is based on the lab fee, the dental office fee and the cost of the product itself.
Your dentist will know exactly if Invisalign aligners are the right choice for you. If so, they’ll also be able to effectively make a better smile a reality for you.