Invisalign transparent aligners exert gentle but effective pressure on your teeth to correct positional abnormalities without the soreness and bleeding associated with metal braces. Although Invisalign is not intended to reposition extremely crooked teeth, these remarkable, nearly invisible aligner trays can straighten malocclusions (underbites and overbites) and other positional problems affecting your teeth.
Suppose your upper teeth rest over your lower teeth when you bite down but otherwise have a near-normal or normal bite, Drs. Whiting or Stauffer may diagnose you with a Class I malocclusion. Invisalign will likely correct this type of overbite without the need for metal braces.
An underbite happens when the lower jaw and lower front teeth are in front of the upper jaw and upper front teeth. Less common than overbites, underbites may also be corrected with Invisalign as long as the underbite is not severe and does not involve jaw deformation.
Causes of tooth gaps include:
Invisalign clear aligner trays work well to close gaps between teeth and give you that perfect smile you’ve always wanted.
Perhaps the most common question that our dentists answer is, “can Invisalign straighten crooked teeth”? The answer is yes. However, some cases of crooked teeth may require additional attention before Invisalign can be used. For example, a tooth may be extracted to allow crowded teeth to move correctly. Or the spaces between crooked teeth may need a little polishing to achieve the desired results with Invisalign. For severely crooked teeth, Drs. Whiting or Stauffer may suggest wearing wire braces for a while and then switching to Invisalign to complete treatment.
Crossbites force some of the upper teeth to meet the inside of your lower teeth, often causing chipping of teeth or gum recession. Although crossbites aren’t visible, they should be treated with Invisalign to prevent teeth or gum damage.
Call (480) 870-4400 (new patients) or (480) 654-8900 (existing patients) to book an appointment. Whiting Dental has various treatment options available for residents of Mesa regarding Invisalign. Contact Whiting Dental today!