Invisalign consists of aligners that are alternated every two weeks with each aligner being manufactured according to specific calculations that work to shift the teeth into their correct location.
Invisalign has proven to be the answer for numerous individuals who have problems with their teeth and their smile. The treatment is versatile and has been used in the correction of a wide range or orthodontic and dental issues. Over a million individuals have been positively affected by this technology.
The following are a series of different conditions that Invisalign can remedy:
Teeth that are overly crowded – This can occur when there is not enough room in the jaw for the teeth. When this is not treated, the teeth can decay and there may be an elevated risk of gum disease.
Teeth that are widely spaced – This occurs when the jaw bone continues to grow abnormally. When some teeth are missing, this may also occur due to teeth shifting into the location of the original tooth. These spacing issues may eventually lead to periodontal diseases.
Overbite – This occurs when upper teeth overlap the lower teeth. This can be caused by poor oral habits, genetics, and the over development of the jaw bone. Overbite can eventually lead to irritation and gum problems and can wear down on the lower teeth.
Crossbite – This happens when the lower and upper jaws are misaligned. It may cause more than one of the upper teeth to bite down on the lower teeth’s inside. This can lead to the wearing the teeth, bone loss, and gum disease.
Underbite – This can occur when the lower teeth overlap the upper teeth and is caused by upper jaw undergrowth, lower jaw overgrowth, or a combination of both. It may also occur when the upper teeth are missing. Underbite serves to prevent normal teeth function which can eventually wear down the teeth.
A doctor who specializes in Invisalign will work with the patient in order to design a custom made program that will serve to treat the individual’s specific issue. The aligners that are used are made specifically for each individual patient.