4 Issues Invisalign Can Correct

Do you wish that you could straighten your teeth without the hassle of metal braces? With Invisalign® teeth alignment treatment, you can join the 9 million people and counting who chose Invisalign to improve their smiles.

Dr. Mimi Theerathada and the team here at Westlake Smile Studio may recommend Invisalign to correct a variety of orthodontic issues. From gap teeth to bite issues, we cover four issues that Invisalign can correct in this article. 

1. Gap teeth

Gap teeth — officially known as diastema — are most noticeable with your front teeth, and unfortunately, these gaps can run in families. Gaps can be small or wide, and although they don’t negatively impact your oral health, they can be a cosmetic concern.

Like traditional braces, Invisalign can correct gaps in your teeth — but without the wires and metal brackets.

2. Crowding

Crowded teeth occur when your teeth aren’t lined up properly due to a lack of space in your mouth. Some teeth may overlap parts of your other teeth. Crowding is a cosmetic concern, but it can also affect your oral health. 

When teeth overlap, it’s hard to thoroughly clean between them. Even brushing and flossing may not be able to efficiently remove all plaque and debris from between your teeth. This can increase your risk of developing a cavity between your teeth.

Invisalign can help space your teeth properly so they line up without overlapping. This makes brushing and flossing much easier.

3. Crooked teeth

Sometimes teeth can be crooked without overlapping or crowding. Crooked teeth may develop as a result of genetics, oral habits (like sucking your thumb), or facial injuries. If crooked teeth bother you, Invisalign treatment may help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.

4. Bite issues

Invisalign clear aligners don’t just straighten your teeth; they can address bite problems too, including: 

Correcting misaligned bites can improve the look and function of your mouth. For example, an open bite can make it hard to chew or bite into apples and other hard, crunchy foods. Because Invisalign can fix these issues, your treatment may restore your ability to chew with comfort.

Note: If your bite is severely misaligned, you might require other treatments first or in lieu of Invisalign. 

Why you should consider Invisalign

Regardless of what motivates you to consider Invisalign, there are many reasons to consider this cutting-edge orthodontic treatment. Invisalign:

If you’re not happy with your smile, give us a call and find out if Invisalign is right for you. You can reach our Westlake Village, California, office at 805-225-4239. You can also use our online tool to schedule an appointment.

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