Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that can help correct a wide range of issues with alignment of your teeth, including overbite. This approach offers several advantages over traditional braces, and is particularly popular among adults who are concerned about their appearance during treatment.
What Types of Problems Can Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign can be used to correct most alignment problems. In some cases, it is paired with other orthodontic techniques for the best possible results. For example, your orthodontist might recommend a palate widener, splints, or spacers either before or during treatment to help ensure there is enough room for your teeth to shift and that they move into the correct position.
Some common alignment problems Invisalign can treat include:
- Gaps between the teeth
Your orthodontist or cosmetic dentist can determine if Invisalign is a good choice for you based on the specific issues you have with your teeth. In some cases, traditional braces are a better option.
What Are the Advantages of Invisalign?
Invisalign has grown in popularity due to several advantages this treatment option offers over traditional metal braces. Adults in particular often prefer it, especially if they have a job that requires them to interact frequently with the public or appear on television, because the plastic trays used in this treatment do not detract from your appearance the way metal braces do.
Other advantages include:
- Invisalign trays can be removed for short periods
- The smooth plastic trays are more comfortable than metal brackets
- You can more easily see the progress of your treatment
Invisalign trays must be cleaned—either rinsed or brushed—after meals. For the best results, you’ll need to wear them at least 22 hours every day, day and night. You should also avoid hot beverages while the trays are in your mouth, since they can be warped by the heat. They can also become discolored, which can detract from your appearance.
If you need treatment for overbite or any other orthodontic issue, ask your cosmetic dentist if Invisalign is right for you. To discuss your treatment options with Invisalign, contact our office today!