When it comes to orthodontic options for adults, Invisalign has taken the field by storm. The convenience, comfort, and discretion it affords, combined with its incredible efficacy, make it easy to see why patients love it so much. Some people, however, never ask their dentist about Invisalign because they believe their case may be too complex for it, or that they are otherwise somehow not a good candidate. The good news is that modern Invisalign treatment can address a variety of malocclusions.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gaps between your teeth can create several oral health concerns, from discomfort while eating to difficulty maintaining proper and through hygiene habits. They can lead to gum tissue damage or periodontal disease since there is nothing to protect your gums from the impact of food in the gapped areas. If you have gaps between your teeth, you may be a good candidate for Invisalign treatment.
Many types of misaligned bites are currently treatable with Invisalign , provided there are no other major concerns that would complicate your treatment. Open bites, crossbites, overbites, and underbites can all be addressed. It’s important to correct bite problems because of the unnatural wear they can cause on teeth and the extra strain they may place on the jaw muscles.
Overcrowding of teeth is a problem because of the challenge it creates in terms of proper brushing and flossing. Patients with crowded smiles are much more likely to develop tooth decay and gum disease. This tends to be a progressive problem that worsens the longer it goes untreated. Fortunately, Invisalign can help in many cases of tooth crowding.
For more information about Invisalign near Hazlet, or to schedule an appointment for a consultation, contact us at Glenwood Premier Dental by calling (732) 847-9039. You may also browse our website for a wealth of information and resources about the dental services we provide and what you can do to take charge of your oral health.