Posted on: 9 September 2021Share
Originally, Invisalign served the purpose of fixing crooked teeth without the unattractive braces that are usually required to do so. However, Invisalign technology has come a long way, and there is a growing number of issues that you can fix with Invisalign:
Teeth that are considered "crooked" are simply misaligned. Invisalign can place pressure on your crooked teeth to gradually shift them back into place. If your crooked teeth are not fixed, you may eventually find yourself with large spaces in your teeth which can cause food to become lodged.
Invisalign can now fix overbites. This is a condition in which the front teeth overlap the bottom teeth. Most teeth have a mild overbite, but a severe overbite can lead to jaw problems and speech issues.
With Invisalign, you will be able to move your teeth gradually so that they can reach a point where there is only a slight overlap. However, the more severe the overbite, the more likely you will need other dental appliances to correct it, such as braces.
When you have an underbite, the bottom teeth overlap the top teeth. This is not natural and can cause your teeth to wear down more quickly. Therefore, your dentist might recommend that you use Invisalign to correct your underbite. However, the more extreme the underbite, the more necessary it will be to use other methods as well.
In some cases, you will not only have an underbite, but also an overbite. This can cause all sorts of problems for your teeth, such as excessive wear and tear, teeth chipping, and gum recession. Fortunately, Invisalign can treat this issue.
If your teeth do not fit together well, you might have an issue known as an open bite. In this situation, you may need attachments that will grip your teeth so that your aligner can shift your teeth into place. This can be a challenging condition to fix.
Invisalign Continues to Improve
Even if Invisalign is not able to correct your problem right now, the technology might improve to where it is possible in the future. For example, your teeth might not be the right shape or might not have the right position to fit inside a retainer.
However, new advancements in Invisalign technology might make this possible in the future. The best way to stay informed about your options is to speak with your family dentist.