Is Invisalign Right for Your Smile?

Bite problems are often seen in general dentistry and can cause premature tooth wear and promote gum disease and tooth decay. For these reasons, dentists frequently recommend Invisalign treatment for misaligned bites. Read on to learn about problems that can benefit from Invisalign.

Crowded Teeth

When there isn’t enough room in your jaw for all your teeth, this can cause them to crowd together and develop a crooked appearance. If your teeth are overly crowded, then Invisalign may offer you a solution.

Gapped Teeth

If you have gaps between your teeth, then you may benefit from speaking with your dentist about Invisalign. Gapped teeth usually develop when the jaw bone continues to grow when it shouldn’t, leaving too much space and increasing the patient’s risk of periodontal disease.

Open Bite

When you close your mouth, your teeth should be able to touch the opposing ones. If there is too much space left between some of your upper and lower teeth, then you may have what is called an open bite, which is a problem that can lead to speech impairment, painful chewing, and TMJ issues, but can often be addressed through Invisalign.

Crossbite

When both the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, this is referred to as a crossbite and is a problem that can frequently be treated with Invisalign. This bite problem allows one or more of the upper teeth to bite inside of the lower ones and can promote tooth wear, bone loss, and gum disease.

Over/Underbite

Upper teeth that bite too far in front of the lower teeth form what is called an overbite. When the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth, this is called an underbite. These problems can restrict proper dental function and lead to jaw joint problems, so consider improving your bite with Invisalign if you suffer from an overbite or underbite.

At Eagle Falls Dentistry on Stratford Drive and Associated Dental Care on Bloomingdale Road, we offer general dentistry services and provide patients with healthier and more attractive smiles with Invisalign in Bloomingdale, IL. Please call (630) 894-5992 to schedule your consultation.

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