Are My Teeth Too Crooked for Invisalign?

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Invisalign® is an appealing option for many people who are looking to straighten their teeth. The clear aligners are nearly invisible when you wear them, and they are also more comfortable to wear than traditional braces. Another benefit is that Invisalign aligners are removable, which makes eating and cleaning easier. Many people think their teeth are too crooked for Invisalign. That’s not always the case. Invisalign therapy offered by Helotes Family Dentistry can fix many problems.

What Orthodontic Issues Can Invisalign Treat?

  • Crowded Teeth
  • Crowded teeth aren’t in a straight position due to the lack of room in the jaw. Invisalign can fix this by moving the teeth into the right alignment.

  • Gaps in Teeth
  • Small gaps are treatable with Invisalign. It can close the gap between two teeth and give you a more aesthetically pleasing smile.

  • Overbites
  • Overbites are when the top teeth cover too much of the bottom teeth. Invisalign can help move teeth to align properly when the mouth is closed.

  • Underbites
  • You have an underbite if your bottom teeth are covering the top teeth. Invisalign can help move the tilt of your teeth to the appropriate position.

  • Open Bites
  • Invisalign can also fix open bites. An open bite is when your top and bottom teeth don’t touch each other. Invisalign will move the tilt of the teeth and close the gap.

  • Crossbites
  • A crossbite is a misalignment of a dental arch. Invisalign can also help correct crossbites and give you a straightened smile.

When Are Traditional Braces More Appropriate?

Traditional braces may be more appropriate if someone has teeth that require a severe rotation or tilt. When your teeth are overcrowded, they shift position to fit. If the misalignment is too extreme, you may need traditional braces to fix it. Likewise, if your teeth tilt too far forward or backward, you will need traditional braces to move teeth back into place. Helotes Family Dentistry also offers traditional braces for our patients who don’t qualify for Invisalign.

Invisalign in Helotes, TX

The only way to know for sure if Invisalign is an option is to discuss it with our dentists. Our dental team will examine your teeth and consult with you about what is best for your situation. Contact us today to schedule a consultation. Our team is always happy to help you feel more comfortable with your smile.

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