Invisalign is an increasingly popular orthodontic option for patients who want to address alignment issues with their teeth and bite. Invisalign aligners are clear plastic trays worn in the mouth for 20-22 hours a day. These are far more desirable than traditional braces as they are virtually invisible when worn and are removable for added ease. You can remove the aligners during eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing, which also makes it easier to keep up a good oral hygiene routine.

Many adults choose to get Invisalign if they didn’t have traditional braces when they were younger. Even if you did have traditional braces, Invisalign can address any shifting of teeth over time. Invisalign will not only address the appearance of your teeth; it will also aid in oral health and tooth function.

Here are some common misalignment issues that can be fixed with Invisalign!

1. Gaps
Gaps or spaces between teeth can make you feel self-conscious about your smile and lower your self-esteem. They can also provide a home for harmful bacteria and plaque. Invisalign aligners work over time by gradually shifting your teeth into place.Invisalign can be used to close gaps between teeth to improve your oral health and the look of your smile.

2. Overbite/Underbite
Overbites or underbites are very common misalignment issues. If you have an overbite, your front row of teeth will jut out over the lower teeth, or vice versa with an underbite. Overbites and underbites can also impair jaw function, making it more difficult to chew and speak. You may also experience joint pain or discomfort as a result of a misaligned bite.Invisalign can shift your bite into alignment, improving function and appearance.

3. Overcrowding
Your mouth may be too small to fit all your teeth in, which can lead to crowded teeth. Crowded teeth will be too close together and may overlap and become crooked. This can make it hard to keep your teeth clean and flossed and can lead to plaque buildup, cavities, or gingivitis. It can also make you unhappy with the look of your smile.Invisalign can create more space between the teeth to give you a straighter smile and make it easier for you to keep up oral hygiene.

Speak to your dentist today about Invisalign if you have any of the above alignment issues. Invisalign is far more comfortable and aesthetically pleasing than traditional braces and can give you the straight smile you’ve always dreamed of!