Invisalign, one of the new teeth aligners on the block can be used on teenagers to older adults. It offers for the self-conscious a way to straighten their teeth, without the obvious aesthetics of the brace. In fact Invisalign is barely visible and can be used on a variety of problematic teeth.
There are a number of problems that human teeth have, which can cause discomfort, not least to say a wonky smile. Straightening your teeth can help your teeth become healthier and straighter, allowing you to be healthy and feel less self-conscious about your teeth.
One of the most common issues that can be corrected by Invisalign is overcrowded teeth . Overcrowded teeth are a symptom of the lack of available room in your jaw for all your teeth, which if left untreated can lead to an increased likelihood of you contracting gum disease. Teeth that are too closer together are not as easy to clean, making it more likely that you’ll develop plaque in the hard to reach areas and later gum disease.
The polar opposite common issue is widely spaced teeth , caused by a number of factors. With widely spaced teeth, there is too much room in your jaw. It may seem like a good thing at first, well, better than an overcrowded mouth, yet, it is particularly harmful as it can lead to tooth related diseases, such as gingivitis. Gingivitis is not something you want to get, particularly since it can lead to tooth loss.
Probably the most common error to fix is the overbite , where the top teeth overhang onto the bottom. Mainly due to genetics, this problem can easily be solved via aligners or braces. It is, however, quite a painful problem to have as it can cause lower tooth erosion, irritable gums and teeth, as well as pain in the jaw.
The opposite issue is the underbite , where the lower teeth stick out past the front teeth, often making the teeth’s tasks uncomfortable and painful. It not only can cause pain, but mainly stops the front teeth from completing their job.
A fifth common problem is the crossbite , which occurs when the top and bottom jaws are askew. In consequence, the upper teeth accidentally bite down on the bottom teeth, which can be severely uncomfortable. This can happen at one particular area, such as the front of back, or throughout the mouth, causing, if left, tooth erosion, gum disease and tear on the bones.
Invisalign, just like braces can help straighten your teeth with all these common problems, without being visible to the outside world. Before you even start your Invisalign plan, you’ll go for an assessment, where the certified Invisalign practitioner will tell you if Invisalign is appropriate for you or not.