If you want to fix issues with your teeth, one way to do so is with Invisalign aligners. Invisalign aligners can be used to fix a variety of different orthodontic issues.
1. Crooked Teeth
One of the most common issues that Invisalign is used to fix crooked teeth. If your teeth are not straight, the aligners can be used to slowly straighten out your teeth and get them back into the right place. This can work if your teeth are slightly crooked. However, if your teeth are extremely crooked, you may require further intervention.
2. Crowded Teeth
Crowded teeth are a little different than crooked teeth. With crowded teeth, you don't have enough space on your jaw for all of your teeth to align correctly. This can cause your teeth to overlap one another, which can result in tartar, plaque, and food easily getting lodged between your teeth.
With crowded teeth, you may need to have some pulled to create more room in your mouth. Then, Invisalign aligners can be used to move your teeth and correct the crowding issue in your mouth.
3. Tooth Gap
Sometimes, your teeth are not close enough together. If you have a gap in between your teeth, Invisalign aligners can be used to bring your teeth closer together. Generally, to close a gap in your teeth, multiple teeth may need to be moved a little bit to close the gap in your teeth.
An underbite is when your lower teeth naturally rest in front of your upper teeth. An underbite can wear down your teeth at an advanced rate and negatively impact your speech. Fortunately, an underbite can be fixed with Invisalign by pushing your lower teeth back so that they rest behind your top teeth, as they naturally should. If the underbite is minor, it can be fixed with Invisalign. If the underbite is major, you may also need to use traditional braces to resolve the issue.
5. Open Bite
With an open bite, your upper and lower teeth don't meet. This means there is open space between your teeth. Unfortunately, this can make it difficult to chew your food correctly. Invisalign can be used to help bring your upper and lower teeth into the correct position, so when you close your mouth, your teeth meet.
Invisalign can be used to help fix a variety of different orthodontic issues, such as crocked teeth, crowded teeth, tooth gaps, underbites, and overbites. For more information about Invisalign, contact a dentist.