Invisalign is a modern, innovative method of treating a variety of dental issues. Keeping teeth healthy is important to a person’s overall health, and Invisalign can efficiently correct the common problems described below.
Gaps Between Teeth
Gapped teeth occur when the jawbone grows abnormally and when there are missing teeth. Gaps and spaces may eventually lead to problems with unprotected gum areas, and periodontal disease, if not corrected.
An underbite is a situation where the lower teeth protrude over the upper teeth. Caused by either the upper or lower jaw growing abnormally, it can disrupt normal functioning of the teeth and cause further problems and pain with the jaw and joints.
The overbite happens when upper teeth protrude over lower teeth. Caused by poor personal oral habits, overgrowth of the upper jaw or genetics, the condition can lead to irritation of the gums and painful jaw issues.
An open bite problem happens when some teeth are not able to touch opposing teeth when the person bites down. It is thought to be caused by sucking the thumb in childhood or a genetic abnormality of the jaw. An open bite can lead to TMJ syndrome and speech difficulties.
The crossbite occurs when both lower and upper jaws are not aligned, which causes the upper teeth to bite down on the inside of the lower teeth. This leads to excessive wear, bone loss and gum disease.
Teeth become crowded when the jaw is too small to allow ideal placement. When uncorrected, this condition can lead to problems with decay, plaque and gum disease.
First Step to a Confident Smile
Anyone with the above conditions who is interested in exploring treatment options should consult with an Invisalign provider for a free consultation.
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Dr. Paul Gonzales proudly serves the Bolivar, Missouri area and surrounding communities. Feel free to call us at (417) 777-8654 with any questions you may have about Invisalign or to schedule your free consultation.
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