Everyone loves a great smile. People who are looking to straighten their smile often search for orthodontic treatments that could help them achieve their dental goals. Wires and rubber bands are often the turn away point for many of these individuals. That’s why we, your San Anselmo orthodontist, provide Invisalign and Invisalign Teen to those in and around San Anselmo and San Rafael. Invisalign and Invisalign Teen, also known as “invisible braces”can fix many dental issues ranging from overbites to crooked teeth without the need for metal braces or rubber bands. Invisalign works by slowly restructuring the teeth millimeters at a time until the teeth are straight. The treatment is painless and comes with a great reward: A great smile. What exactly can Invisalign treat?
Gapped teeth occurs when there is an unnatural amount of space between teeth. They are often caused by tooth loss. Tooth loss causes your teeth to shift to fill up the extra space around them, resulting in spaces between them. Another potential cause is abnormal jawbone growth where the jawbone expands wider than the teeth settle in. This causes gaps between the teeth as well. Gapped teeth are a minor issue and can be remedied through the use of Invisalign treatment.
Underbites are another dental issue Invisalign can treat. Underbite occurs when the lower set of teeth protrude out over the upper set and is usually caused by an overdeveloped lower jawbone or an underdeveloped upper jawbone. Invisalign slowly straightens the teeth making it a prime choice for treating underbite.
Similar to the underbite, overbites can also be treated by Invisalign braces. For an overbite to form, the upper jawbone has to become overdeveloped in proportion to the lower jawbone. An overbite can cause difficulty chewing foods and could potentially develop into jaw joint problems making Invisalign a great option to straighten your smile and maintain oral health.
An open bite occurs when the upper and lower set of teeth doesn’t make contact when the mouth is closed. Excessive thumb-sucking as a child could lead to the development of an open bite. A genetically abnormal jaw structure may result in an open bite as well. This can cause difficulty chewing foods and may even lead to the development of speech impediments. Invisalign can slowly restructure the teeth and position them to where they meet, effectively treating the overbite.
A crossbite occurs when the upper row of teeth doesn’t align with the lower set of teeth. Sometimes, the upper tooth can be misaligned over two lower teeth. This can lead to jaw problems and is commonly associated with gum disease. Invisalign treatment helps realign the teeth and restore your smile.
Contact Your San Anselmo Invisalign Provider
The list of potential dental issues that can be solved by Invisalign and Invisalign Teen isn’t limited to the ones listed above. If you fall under one of the categories listed or want to make an appointment to see what Invisalign can do for you, please contact us at Haney Orthodontics today. Our services are available in and around the San Anselmo and San Rafael areas. Your best smile is one appointment away!