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3 Orthodontic Problems Invisalign Can Correct

August 21, 2018
Posted By: Dr. Xiaoyu Ma
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When you think of Invisalign, you probably think of straight teeth, and you should! But there’s more to these clear, plastic aligners than a radiant smile. In the hands of a skilled dentist or orthodontist, like those at Prairie Dental Care, Invisalign can also correct orthodontic problems that lead to pain and early tooth loss.

Invisalign is cosmetic dentistry with orthodontic benefits built right in! Here are a few ways Invisalign helps correct orthodontic problems.

Invisalign Can Fix Your Bite

Bite problems, referred to as malocclusions, can change your facial profile or the way you speak. When your bite is off, wear on teeth and strain on your jaw can even lead to other health issues, including poor nutrition. It’s hard to worry about eating healthy when you’re in pain, right?

Bite issues include:

  • Crossbite – your upper and lower jaw are misaligned
  • Overbite – your upper jaw protrudes over your lower jaw
  • Underbite – your lower jaw protrudes over your upper jaw
  • Open bite – some of your lower and upper teeth are unable to touch when your jaw is closed

Invisalign fixes these issues by gently moving teeth into proper position to realign your bite. With the expertise of a skilled dentist, Invisalign aligners will have you looking and feeling better in no time.

Invisalign Can Close Gaps

Gaps between teeth can be unsightly, but they can also lead to dental problems and other health issues. Food can get trapped in the spaces between teeth which creates a breeding ground for bacteria that eventually cause cavities, gum disease, and tooth loss.

Wider gaps can also interfere with nutrition because chewing food is more difficult. Nutrition is an essential part of health, including dental health.

Invisalign Can Fix Overcrowding

Sometimes your jaw is too small to accommodate all your teeth, which leads to overcrowding. Overlapping and crooked teeth are unsightly, but that’s not the only problem with overcrowding.

When teeth overlap, it’s difficult to brush and floss properly. This leads to tooth decay and gum disease.

If you’re considering Invisalign in Aurora, IL, please contact Prairie Dental Care today. 

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