Invisalign is a great product. They are smooth, comfortable, and a more aesthetic alternative to metal braces. But what are the dental cases that can be treated using invisalign? Well, from mild cases of teeth that are protruding as well as ones that are crooked to dental cases that are more serious and require more attention like problems with the bite either underbite or overbite, as well as malocclusion. You name it, invisalign can treat it. Whether you have teeth has have too much space in between, are crowding in a single area or maybe even both, invisalign has got you covered. Let’s take a look at the dental cases that can be treated with invisalign.
The first case or dental problem that we are going to talk about that is treatable with Invisalign is gapped teeth. Now in this dental case, gaps tend to form in between the teeth as if they don’t want to be near each other. The reason why some people get gapped teeth is because of an abnormal growth with their jaw bone. The problem of gapped teeth also occurs when there are missing teeth and the other teeth will start to shift to try to fill in that extra space. As the teeth shift, spaces form in between the teeth which cause the gapping. If a gapped teeth or problems with the spacing are not treated immediately, problems with the gums will start to develop and lead to periodontal pockets which in turn create periodontal disease. Gum problems develop since more of them become exposed when teeth shift out and create gaps and spaces in between.
The next dental problem or dental case we are going to talk about which is treatable with Invisalign is over bites. Over bite is actually a common term that people use, but people in the dental profession call the problem an over jet. An over bite or an over jet occurs when the upper row of teeth bite over the lower row of teeth. Over bites are usually the result of genes, bad habits in taking care of the teeth, or development problems in the bone that supports the rows of teeth. People that have over bites may soon develop problems with their gums or feel an irritation with their lower jaw or deterioration on the lower row of teeth which in turn can lead to pain in the jaw and problems with the mouth joints.
The opposite of the over bite is an under bite. Now an under bite occurs when it is the lower teeth that protrude outward causing them to cover the upper teeth. Under bites are also caused by bone problems, specifically the lack of bone development in the upper jaw or the lower jaw bone developing too much. A person that is missing some teeth on the upper front row may also develop an under bite. When you have an under bite, the function of the molars and the front teeth become affected which will cause them to deteriorate and give you pain in the jaw and problems with the joints just like over bites.