Invisalign pioneered the invisible braces industry. As an alternative to traditional braces that move teeth from pressure exerted by metal brackets glued to each tooth, clear plastic aligners create a constant pressure on teeth that slowly moves them into alignment.
Instead of getting metal braces tightened, patients just put in new aligners every few weeks to keep teeth moving towards the desired alignment. This system has improved a lot over the years and now Invisalign can fix a variety of bite and alignment issues. Many positive Invisalign reviews give the company a 4.4 out of 5 star rating.
Can Invisalign fix jaw alignment?
Jaw alignment issues occur when the bottom jaw, or mandible, is too far forward, backward, or off center. Invisalign has developed a mandibular advancement treatment to move the jaw while wearing invisible aligners. Plastic wings on the back edged of both top and bottom aligners slowly move the jaw with expert precision. If the jaw is too far backward, it may need to be adjusted before starting Invisalign treatment.
Can Invisalign fix crossbite?
A bite is considered a crossbite when some upper teeth sit on the inside of lower teeth when biting together. Having this bite can cause several gum problems, tooth chipping, or even bone loss. Invisalign can fix some types of crossbite. Invisalign can treat mild to moderate crossbite issues, but severe cases may require a different orthodontic treatment.
Can Invisalign fix overbite?
An overbite occurs when upper front teeth overlap bottom front teeth. Most people have some form of overbite, but an extreme form of overbite is called a deep bite. Invisalign can fix overbites to make them the right amount of overlap.
Can Invisalign fix underbite?
Underbites happen when bottom teeth are in front of upper teeth. This usually happens when a person’s bottom jaw is too far forward. Having an underbite can make it difficult to eat or speak and can cause jaw pain. Invisalign can fix some types of underbite. Invisalign can treat mild to moderate underbite issues, but severe cases may require an added surgery to completely resolve the problem.
Can Invisalign fix crooked teeth?
Crooked teeth can happen for a variety of reasons, such as not having enough room for all teeth to fit. Having crooked teeth can make it more difficult to keep up with dental hygiene, like flossing, and can ultimately lead to increased plaque and tartar buildup. Just like with many bite issues, Invisalign can fix mild to moderate crooked teeth. Extreme cases may require additional orthodontic treatment, but Invisalign can fix most teeth straightening issues.
What can Invisalign not fix?
Invisalign can’t fix all teeth straightening issues when all permanent teeth aren’t present, but starting invisible aligners when baby teeth are still present can prevent some bite issues and make treatment times shorter when all permanent teeth have come in. Invisalign can’t fix severe bite or alignment problems. Severe problems usually require surgery, but aligners could fix other issues after any needed surgeries.
Frequently Asked Questions
✅How can I fix my teeth without braces or Invisalign?
Most people need some form of orthodontic treatment to straighten their smile. Several top invisible braces companies can straighten teeth at home for a fraction of the cost without regular visits to an orthodontist.
✅Is it normal for teeth to wiggle with Invisalign?
Invisalign puts constant pressure on teeth to move them into place, so it’s normal for teeth to feel wiggly as they’re moving during treatment. As long as you’re wearing your aligners correctly, your teeth should move into place just fine.
✅Can Invisalign damage teeth?
If not worn properly, wearing invisible braces could cause gum damage and oral hygiene issues. Patients should clean their teeth and their aligners every day in order to avoid bacteria buildup.
✅What are the cons of Invisalign?
Patients who use Invisalign take their treatment into their own hands. If you’re not wearing your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, it won’t work as expected. It’s important to be diligent about wearing your aligners as the treatment plan dictates.