Can Invisalign Fix My Smile?

July 25, 2020 by uSmile Dental
Can Invisalign Fix My Smile

Invisalign has been an innovator in orthodontics. When Invisalign was first introduced, it was typically reserved for cases where patients had already worn braces. The clear plastic aligner system has appealed to millions of patients all over the world.

Gradually, Invisalign evolved treatment for cases from minor to more complex smile needs. 

What Invisalign can fix today is much more advanced than just minor tooth misalignments.

Now the question is, is Invisalign treatment right for you? For some, the answer is yes. Whether you just want to have a better smile or you’re putting up with some dental gaps, see what Invisalign treatment can do for you.

The following issues can be fixed by Invisalign, though not all. It all depends on the severity and complexity of the case:

Overbite
Overbite

Having overbite can make it difficult for a person to bite and chew. It is when the teeth in the upper row are slightly in front of bottom teeth.

Can Invisalign correct overbite? Yes. Invisalign can be used to move the teeth so that the top and bottom teeth align properly when your mouth is closed.

Underbite
Openbite

An underbite is when the teeth in the bottom row are in front of the top row of teeth. This can create difficulties with speech and can cause your teeth to wear more quickly.

Can Invisalign correct underbite? Yes. Invisalign can be used to move the lower teeth back so they naturally sit behind the front teeth.

Crossbite
Crossbite

A crossbite is when some of the upper teeth come down inside the bottom teeth. This can cause your teeth to chip and wear down and even cause gums to recede.

Can Invisalign correct crossbite? Yes. In most cases, Invisalign can be used to gradually move teeth back to its ideal position.

Crooked Teeth
Underbite

If you want your smile straightened, Invisalign is definitely an option.

Teeth Gaps
Teeth Gaps

Sometimes there are gaps between two or more teeth. Apart from being an aesthetic problem, this can also cause problems with food getting caught between teeth and gums, causing pain and gum disease.

As long as the gaps aren’t too severe, they can be corrected by Invisalign.

Open Bite
Crooked Teeth

An open bite is when the upper and lower teeth don’t meet. Correcting an open bite can be challenging. Invisalign can fix this by moving the upper and lower teeth into position so they finally bite together.

Crowded Teeth
Crowded Teeth

Crowding is the lack of space for all the teeth to fit normally within the jaws, so the teeth overlap and twist. This can contribute to tooth decay and gum disease.

Can Invisalign correct crowding? Invisalign can work for some cases of crowded teeth to balance everything out.

The Conclusion

There are various cases that Invisalign can fix, however, there are also some limitations. Only very extreme cases may be unsuitable for Invisalign, such as severe underbite, extreme teeth gap, or short, round, pegged teeth.

If you want to know whether Invisalign is suitable for you, you can book a free Invisalign appointment online or call us on (02) 8084 9118.

During your initial consultation, we’ll perform a 3D scan of your teeth and determine if you’re a suitable candidate. Next, we’ll give you an estimated quote and timeframe for your treatment. If you’re happy to proceed, we’ll create your customised treatment plan so you visualise exactly how your smile will transform.

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