Given that the pioneering Invisalign invisible braces brand has recently fitted its 5 millionth customer, we can see there is a huge push towards these new, modern, far more discreet braces in the dental industry. Orthodontic customers are choosing them over the more traditional fixed braces brands because they are discreet, more comfortable to wear and in many situations, can correct an alignment problem in a shorter timeframe than old-fashioned train tracks.
If you’re considering braces for either your teeth or your kids teeth, because you want to boost your confidence in your smile, or alleviate jaw pain and headaches caused by bite problems, invisible braces could be a great option for you.
The only way to know for sure is to contact our Bolton team to book your initial consultation with us. One of our experienced dentists will examine your tooth alignment with a view to assessing your suitability for invisible braces. In the meantime, here is an overview of the types of alignment problems invisible braces correct.
- Overlapping and overcrowded teeth are a result of adult teeth growing through, but occupying more space than is available for them to sit in perfect alignment. Additionally repetitive chewing and biting motions over the years can move your formally straight teeth into an overlapping position. Invisible braces can sort out that overcrowded look and make your tooth surfaces straight and more attractive.
- Protruding teeth are due to hereditary factors, as well as injury that has shifted your teeth out of position, or some habits; such as thumbsucking. Invisible braces can reduce the angle of protrusion and pull your teeth back into a straight line with the others.
- A bite problem is when the teeth of your upper and lower jaws do not fit well together. If your molars are not evenly matched with the molars of your opposite jaw, then you could have a bite problem. If you’re suffering from jaw pain or headaches, that’s another indication that this is the case. There are many different types of bite problems. An overbite is when the upper jaw protrudes further than the lower jaw and an underbite is the opposite. A crossbite means your side teeth are not meeting and sitting together comfortably. An open bite means the front teeth of your upper and lower jaws are not meeting in the middle.
And abnormal bite can be the result of a cleft lip or palate. It may also be due to impacted or a irregularly shaped teeth. Additionally, it may be the result of injury. Whatever the case, invisible braces are one of the best methods for treating bite problems, as well as one of the most discreet. To find out definitively everything you need to know about the invisible braces we provide here from our Bolton dental practice, please give our reception team a call to book your first appointment.