Orthodontic issues like crooked teeth, gaps, overbites, underbites, and crossbites are common conditions that affect people of all ages. While traditional metal braces were once the only solution, clear aligners like Invisalign now offer a more comfortable, convenient, and discreet way to straighten your smile.
Invisalign clear aligners use advanced 3D computer imaging technology to map out a complete treatment plan tailored to move your teeth into their optimal position. A series of customized, removable plastic aligners are produced to gradually shift your teeth into place over several months of wear. Unlike braces, Invisalign aligners are transparent, so many people won't even notice you are undergoing treatment.
The experts at Phoenix Dental Implant and Invisalign Centre located in Vancouver understand how Invisalign clear aligners work and can effectively treat a wide range of orthodontic problems:
Dental crowding occurs when there is insufficient space in the jaw for all of the teeth to properly align, causing them to bunch up and overlap. Invisalign can create the room needed by strategically expanding the arch and moving teeth into position. Aligners use precision force to gently push or pull teeth into the desired spot within the aligner's smooth plastic.
Gaps or spaces between teeth can affect your smile's appearance and cause oral health issues like tooth decay. Invisalign closes gaps by moving neighboring teeth together to meet in the middle. Attachments may be placed on teeth to help grip and control movement with each aligner change.
An underbite causes the lower jaw and teeth to extend outward further than the upper teeth. Invisalign aligners can reshape the position of both upper and lower arches, bringing them into correct alignment. In some cases, elastic bands may connect the top and bottom trays to facilitate realignment.
An overbite presents the opposite problem, where the upper front teeth heavily overlap the bottom teeth. Invisalign exerts calibrated pressure on the upper teeth to move them back into balance over the lower teeth. Specific movements and attachments target the required adjustments.
A crossbite occurs when upper and lower teeth are misaligned left-to-right. One or more upper teeth sit inside the arch of the lower teeth, causing an uneven bite. Custom Invisalign trays can shift the incorrectly positioned teeth into their proper orientation on each side.
In addition to the above issues, Invisalign can also correct more complex orthodontic problems such as:
The big advantage of Invisalign is that it offers invisible treatment that is comfortable, convenient, and often faster than traditional braces. There are no metal brackets or wires that can irritate your mouth. Treatment times range from 9-15 months on average, but can vary based on the complexity of your case.
Invisalign clear aligners provide an effective and discreet solution to straighten a wide range of orthodontic issues. With custom-fit aligners and advanced computer technology, Invisalign not only improves your smile, but your confidence as well.
To find out if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, schedule an initial orthodontic assessment with Phoenix Dental Implant and Invisalign Centre in South Main, Vancouver to discuss your teeth straightening options. Their experienced dentists will determine the best treatment plan for your particular orthodontic needs.