An imperfect bite can cause a range of dental health complications, and here in the UK, bite disorders are quite common and should be dealt with as soon as possible to prevent further complications later on in life. Invisalign London is a popular, modern orthodontic treatment option that can help improve the alignment of your teeth and in turn reduce the effect of bite disorders for happier and healthier smiles.
There are different types of bite disorders, all of which can benefit from orthodontic treatment with Invisalign London. A crossbite is when the upper teeth are not wide enough to fit on the outside of the lower teeth, which makes it difficult to bring the teeth together. This means that the lower teeth shift to one side to allow the teeth to fit together; however, this increases the wear and tear of your teeth and can increase the chance of chips and cracks. It can also make your gums recede, resulting in gum disease and bone loss. Invisalign aligners can be used to treat mild or moderate cases of crossbite in 12 to 18 months, whilst more complicated cases may require a combined treatment plan.
Protruding front teeth
Protruding front teeth, when the upper teeth are too far in front of the lower teeth, also known as buck teeth, are not uncommon. It can affect the appearance of your smile, and if severe, it may mean that your front teeth are more prone to injury. Invisalign can be used to correct the alignment of protruding front teeth, reducing the chance of damage and improving the appearance of your smile to boost your self-confidence at the same time.
Underbite and overbite
An underbite is when the upper teeth are inside the lower teeth, which makes it difficult to bite and chew food and can cause premature wear and tear of the back teeth. An overbite is when the upper front teeth cover the lower teeth, and the lower teeth bite into the roof of the mouth. This type of bite causes difficulty in the movement of the lower jaw and, again, can cause premature wear and tear of the front teeth. Invisalign can be used to correct the alignment of your jaw in both underbite and overbite, improving the appearance of your smile as well as your ability to eat your favourite food whilst reducing the chance of wear and tear on the teeth. Invisalign is suitable for mild or moderate cases, whilst a severe bite disorder may require additional treatment such as surgery.
By speaking to your dentist about correcting your bite disorder using Invisalign, you can prevent issues such as chips and cracks on your teeth, uneven wear and tear, toothaches, dental sensitivity, headaches, jaw pain, gum recession and bone loss. You can also improve the appearance of your smile, so speak to your dentist today and find out more about Invisalign and whether or not it is the right solution for you or if a combined treatment plan can help you address your dental health problems.