Orthodontic treatment can be used to treat a misalignment of the jaws in addition to repositioning the teeth for a straight smile. In the past, patients who wanted to address such issues may have needed a lengthy course of orthodontic treatment, sometimes in combination with oral surgery.
However, many prospective patients are drawn to the newer Invisalign treatment method because of the many advantages it offers to patients in comparison to standard orthodontic appliances. The good news is that Invisalign can effectively correct many types of malocclusions.
Patients who need to correct problems with their bites should talk to their dentist to see if Invisalign can help. Take advantage of the most convenient and comfortable way to straighten your smile if you can!
Common Forms of Malocclusions
The jaw is a highly complex joint, consisting of multiple bones, tendons, muscles, nerves and other supporting structures. As such, it’s fairly common for people’s jaws to develop in a way that results in a misalignment. Such malocclusions can take the following forms:
- Open bites
Invisalign can address all of these issues. It can also help to address crowding of the teeth that can occur when a patient’s jaw is too narrow to accommodate all of the teeth.
The earliest iterations of Invisalign were limited in their effectiveness with complex orthodontic issues, but the technology has advanced significantly, and many patients in various situations can benefit from this treatment. Your dentist can advise you of whether Invisalign is appropriate in your case.
Advantages Of Invisalign
Invisalign repositions the teeth and jaws using a series of custom-designed removable trays made of a clear plastic material rather than brackets, wires and other orthodontic appliances. Because of this unique approach, patients typically find it to be more:
It’s clear why Invisalign has such appeal for patients! To determine whether this treatment method can help you achieve your smile goals, call the office of Dr. John Morris to schedule an evaluation.