Misaligned teeth might affect more than just your appearance; they can also affect your dental health. Inadequate spacing between teeth might make it more difficult to properly care for your smile, especially in hard-to-reach areas of your mouth. Luckily, Invisalign® clear aligners provide a nearly invisible way to correct your teeth and enhance your smile without the need for braces or invasive treatment. If you’re wondering if these aligners are right for you, here is what you should know.
What Invisalign Treats
Invisalign may be right for you if you have any of the following conditions:
Misaligned Teeth (Mild to Moderate)
Invisalign uses a set of removable, transparent plastic aligners to gradually move mild to moderately misaligned teeth into place. These aligners are comfortable to use and effectively realign teeth. Similar to retainers, the aligners may be taken out of the mouth for eating or cleaning the teeth.
Within six weeks of starting treatment, most patients may see a noticeable difference in their smiles. For some individuals, results may be seen in as little as two weeks.
When the upper front teeth extend beyond the lower front teeth, an overbite arises. In addition to wanting to improve their appearance, some people might seek treatment for an overbite because it causes discomfort in their mouth. By gently repositioning the jaws over time, aligners may help you maintain healthy space between your upper and lower teeth.
A crossbite happens when the upper and lower teeth do not meet in the proper place when biting. It can affect a single tooth, several teeth, or all of the teeth in the mouth. Thankfully, fixing a crossbite with Invisalign is much faster than with conventional braces. The aligners completely encase the top and lower teeth, protecting the biting surfaces from each other.
Invisible aligners are often the quickest, most comfortable, and cost-effective way to close tooth gaps. The aligners close the space between your teeth by reshaping and enlarging the dental arches so that the teeth fit together properly.
Explore Invisalign in Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Lemer or Dr. Lemongello today to discuss if Invisalign is right for you. You may call the office at (561) 627-9000 or fill out the contact form online.