Nearly half of the people in the world want to change their smiles. That’s a lot of people – do you count yourself as one of them?
A lot of the patients we see at our Rochester dentist office express a desire to get a new look, but they aren’t sure how to go about it, especially as adults. There’s no way they want to deal with having braces, but they also don’t think alternative treatments like Invisalign will work.
If you’ve ever considered straightening your teeth you should give Invisalign another look. It isn’t just for fixing tiny little alignment problems – it can do a whole lot more than you think!
Underbite? Overbite? Be Gone!
Under and overbites are embarrassing. If your lower jaw juts out or your top teeth stick way over your bottom ones you’re probably spending a lot of time hiding your smile. You don’t need to be embarrassed, and you don’t need braces to fix it – Invisalign can treat most under and overbite cases perfectly!
There isn’t only a cosmetic reason to fix your under or overbite. If you go years suffering from the kind of jaw alignment issues that they cause you’ll end up with serious, chronic jaw pain. The joint in your jaw is fighting with your teeth for a comfortable position when you have an over or underbite, and it can’t handle that strain forever.
FIll In The Gaps
Numerous gaps between your teeth used to be a problem for braces. Sure, Invisalign could fix one gap but it couldn’t fix a whole bunch! Not anymore – modern Invisalign aligners are able to fix a mouth full of gaps by pulling your teeth back into the proper position.
A mouth full of gapped teeth is much more likely to develop gum disease. the excess exposure of gingival tissue is an invitation to bacteria to invade, causing redness, inflammation, bleeding, and gum recession. You shouldn’t ignore gapped teeth!
Thin Out The Crowd
Like gapped teeth, crowded teeth can be an oral health hazard that can have serious repercussions as you age. It can be hard to get floss between crowded teeth, making cleaning them incredibly difficult. Just because floss won’t fit doesn’t mean bacteria won’t, however!
Crowded teeth can be spaced out with Invisalign, usually in less time than it takes to do it with braces! You won’t just be improving your smile, you’ll also be greatly reducing your chances of tooth decay – it’s a double whammy!
Do Your Teeth Refuse To Meet?
When correctly aligned teeth meet there isn’t space to see between them. An open bite is just the opposite – it’s where your front teeth never seem to meet when you close your jaw. If you have an open bite you might suffer from a speech impediment, may have trouble eating and drinking certain foods, and are probably embarrassed of your smile. Thankfully Invisalign can fix it!
An open bite is usually due to thumb sucking when you were young, and it’s not too difficult to fix. All we need to do is pull those teeth back into place so that they align properly. Fixing an open bite can solve a lot of problems that you’ve been living with for years!
Uncrossing Your Bite
A crossbite is a condition involving your back teeth. Normally the upper row of molars rest just a bit over the lower ones, but when this is reversed it can cause a lot of problems with the proper position of your teeth and jaw. Just like an over or underbite, a crossbite can lead to problems with your jaw joint and teeth as you age.
Invisalign can fix your crossbite, restoring your teeth to a proper bite to prevent wear, tear, and jaw problems. It’s important that your jaw is placed in its proper position so that you don’t suffer from pain or tooth loss later on.
Invisalign Is The SImple Solution
We can have your teeth straightened in just about a year to 18 months – far less time than traditional braces! Imagine being able to show off a beautiful new smile by March 2017. It’s possible with Invisalign!
Let us show you what we can do with our 3D digital modeling system. We can show you exactly what your teeth will look like after your treatment is complete, and we can do it all before you even make a decision!
To discover what Invisalign treatment at Northwest Dental Group can do for you call us today at 507-315-2932 or request an appointment by filling out our online form. We look forward to seeing you soon!