What Bite Issues Can be Repaired with Invisalign® Treatment?
Are you struggling with bite problems? Invisalign® treatment can solve many bite issues. The breakthrough dental technology relies on aligners to gently move your teeth into position, so you can have a dazzling smile without any bite problems.
Dr. Dasha Frias Landa at Alliance Family Dentistry in Naples, FL will meet with you to carry out a complete dental exam and discuss any bite problems you might suffer from. Invisalign aligners can correct crowded, gapped, or crooked teeth. Plus, the treatment can solve overbites, open bites, crossbites, and underbites. The term malocclusion refers to a bad bite, which not only impacts your appearance but also makes it difficult to chew food or speak clearly. Dr. Frias Landa will evaluate your bite to determine if Invisalign treatment is a suitable option.
How Invisalign treatment can help bite issues
Invisalign treatment involves the use of clear, removable aligners to gently shift your teeth into position to help correct your bite. The custom clear aligners are made to fit your bite through the use of impressions. Dr. Frias Landa and the team at Alliance Family Dentistry in Naples, FL will take impressions of your teeth and bite to have your set of customized Invisalign aligners designed. You’ll need to return to the office to pick up your first Invisalign aligners after they are completed.
Invisalign aligner trays must be worn for 20 – 22 hours each day. You can remove the aligners when you eat, drink, brush your teeth, and floss.
When using Invisalign aligners to straighten your teeth and improve your bite, you’ll need to schedule regular office visits with Dr. Frias Landa and the team at Alliance Family Dentistry to monitor your progress and prepare for your next set of aligner trays.
At Alliance Family Dentistry in Naples, FL, we also offer virtual Invisalign consultations. You’ll simply send Dr. Frias Landa photos of your teeth to see if you are a viable candidate for the dental treatment plan.
Invisalign aligners compared to metal braces
Unlike traditional metal braces, which look unsightly and often cause pain, Invisalign aligners are discrete and cause virtually no discomfort. The aligner trays are almost invisible. On occasion, some patients might need to wear attachments with the Invisalign aligner, but the attachments are also made to blend in with your teeth.
With Invisalign aligners, you can eat whatever food you want. When eating, you’ll want to remove the aligner trays or rinse them thoroughly of any food particles. You do not want food debris to become trapped between the aligners and your teeth. The translucent aligners are easy to remove, so you can brush, floss, and eat.
Invisalign treatment to correct bite issues
If you suffer from a crooked bite, then Invisalign aligners are often used in combination with elastics to position your jaw correctly. Over time, your jaw will move into alignment as your teeth adjust. This method is often used with traditional methods and now can be combined with Invisalign aligners to correct bite issues. Dr. Frias Landa will evaluate your bite issues to determine the severity and if Invisalign aligners are the best treatment option possible.
An underbite happens when your lower teeth protrude past your upper teeth. You might suffer from excessive tooth wear and problems with speech when you have an underbite. Invisalign treatment helps move your bottom teeth back into a natural position.
Crossbites happen when the upper teeth rest on the inside of the lower teeth instead of outside of them. Teeth chipping and wear can become a problem with a crossbite. Also, your gums can recede from the bite issue. Invisalign aligners can help correct a crossbite by moving the teeth into a more suitable position.
Overbites, often called buck teeth, are common and occur when the upper teeth protrude past the lower teeth. Invisalign treatment can fix some overbites by moving the teeth so that they are eventually aligned.
Schedule an Invisalign consultation in Naples, FL
Do you suffer from bite issues? If so, we invite you to schedule a consultation with Dr. Dasha Frias Landa at Alliance Family Dentistry in Naples, FL to discuss Invisalign aligners. You can schedule an in-person consultation or opt for a virtual consultation. Contact us today to learn more.