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Which orthodontic issues can Invisalign treat?

The Invisalign system treats many types of tooth misalignment commonly addressed by traditional orthodontic care. But while older treatments involve uncomfortable braces or other oral appliances, Invisalign utilizes a series of molded, plastic trays which fit over your teeth and, over time, realign your smile.

While many believe this correction is all about appearance, aligned teeth are easier to clean and less susceptible to tooth decay. Here is a selection of the significant orthodontic conditions corrected by Invisalign in Monroe Township

close up of woman using Invisalign from Monroe Dental ArtsSpacing and Crowding Issues

Some alignment issues are related to how much space your mouth offers for your teeth. Cases with insufficient space are called crowding, where an excess of room between teeth is called spacing. When your teeth grow without enough space in your mouth, they tend to overlap or shift out of place. One of the things Invisalign resolves is crowded teeth.

Spacing issues occur when gaps exist between your teeth, causing poor tooth alignment between your upper and lower rows. Invisalign is an excellent way to rid your teeth of unsightly gaps.

Overbite and Underbite

Invisalign also fixes misalignments in your bite. An overbite is where your top teeth stick out in front of your bottom teeth, and an underbite is the opposite, where your bottom teeth protrude beyond your top teeth. Depending on the intensity of your overbite, Invisalign can usually correct this issue. However, an underbite requires more assessment as severe cases might need oral surgery combined with Invisalign to resolve the condition.

Correct Your Teeth Alignment Problems in Monroe Township

Crooked teeth are not only unattractive, but they can also harm your oral health. Invisalign corrects misalignment conditions in both your teeth and your bite. Call Monroe Dental Arts today to see if Invisalign is right for you.

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