Posted by Dr. Soto Jan 17, 2020
If you dream of straighter teeth without the need for metal braces, Invisalign may be right for you. Created as an alternative to traditional braces, Invisalign is the solution for crooked teeth that don’t require you to sacrifice your smile for months or even years.
You may be curious as to what Invisalign can fix. Is it just for crooked teeth? To answer this question, you have to understand that crooked teeth are more than just an aesthetic issue. Crooked teeth have a huge impact on how you brush and floss your teeth. They can make it difficult for you to regularly clean and take care of your teeth. This issue can lead to a host of oral health problems, including cavities and gum disease. Additionally, crooked teeth can impact the way you eat and speak. If this is the case, the impact is much more serious than just a beautiful smile.
So, what can Invisalign do? Here are some of the issues you can address with Invisalign.
Fix Gapped Teeth
Gapped teeth can develop due to abnormal jawbone growth that makes the jaw too big for the teeth, resulting in teeth spaced too far apart. It can also happen if you lost a tooth early on, which caused the rest of the teeth to move out of place, creating multiple gaps. Gapped teeth can leave gums unprotected, which leads to periodontal pockets that are susceptible to periodontal disease. Invisalign gently pushes the teeth together so you no longer have unwanted gaps.
Overcrowded teeth can be caused by a variety of reasons and are very common. Examples of causes are birth defects or habits such as thumb sucking in childhood. Overcrowded teeth are often crooked and out of place, which can affect your bite, speech, and brushing habits. Plaque can accumulate much more easily in overcrowded teeth, which can lead to cavities and other issues. Invisalign pushes overcrowded teeth into proper alignment, so they sit properly next to each other.
Fix An Overbite or Underbite
Bite abnormalities can cause a myriad of orthodontic problems such as jaw pain, gum damage, difficulty chewing, and speech impediments. Overbite and underbite issues are usually caused by genetics, the overdevelopment of the top or bottom jawbone, or bad oral habits. Invisalign can fix bite issues significantly. You will see a significant improvement to your overbite or underbite with consistent and long-term use of Invisalign.
Invisalign is very popular among adults because it allows them to fix their teeth without the embarrassment of wearing metal braces. They can continue on with professional engagements without the fear of being judged. However, Invisalign is also a great option for kids. The discreteness of Invisalign can give them confidence in the way they look.
Invisalign Treatment in Plantation, Florida
For a great smile and straighter teeth, Dr. Ernie Soto offers Invisalign to patients who don’t want braces. He has proudly served the dental needs of the Plantation, Ft. Lauderdale, Davie, Coral Springs, Pembroke Pines, and all of the Broward County communities for many years.
Schedule your appointment today to discuss how Dr. Soto can help you achieve the perfect smile. To schedule a consultation, call us at (954) 368-6264 or request an appointment now. We look forward to helping you!
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