Many people believe that Invisalign is only effective at treating minor orthodontic issues.
The fact is 96% of patient satisfaction is a result of successfully treating a broad range of cases, from overly crowded teeth and underbites, to jaw problems and tooth misalignment.
Common conditions currently treated with Invisalign
Invisalign for spaced teeth
Invisalign for crowded teeth
This occurs when there is simply a lack of room within your jaw for all of your teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can get worse over time. Crowding also leads to greater plaque accumulation, gingivitis, tooth decay and increased chance of gum disease.
Invisalign for crossbites
This occurs when the upper and lower jaws are both misaligned. It causes one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth, and can happen on both the front and the sides of the mouth. This can lead to abnormal tooth chipping and wear, gum recession, and tooth mobility.
Invisalign for overbites
What people refer to as an “overbite” is known to dental professionals as “overjet”. It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits, or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. Typically leads to worn, chipped teeth.
Invisalign for underbites
Occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth and is caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems (TMJ).