6 Problems That Invisalign® Corrects

6 Problems That Invisalign® Corrects

How can clear, comfortable, nearly invisible aligners make your teeth straighter? It sounds too good to be true. But Invisalign® is an innovative and highly popular teeth straightening system that corrects many common smile concerns.

At 2K Dental in Parma, Cleveland, and Akron, Ohio, our skilled cosmetic dentists, Dr. George Kontoveros and Dr. Anthony Klobas, are proud to offer the Invisalign teeth straightening system to improve smiles. Here, we tell you about Invisalign, how it works, and what problems it corrects.

Why alignment matters

Improving the alignment of your teeth does more than benefit your smile and appearance. Misaligned teeth affect your oral health, your physical health, and even your emotional well-being.

Crooked and crowded teeth can trap food particles that are harder to remove by brushing and flossing, putting you at greater risk of cavities and gum disease. Additionally, when your teeth don’t properly align, your bite is off. This may place more stress on some of your teeth, causing uneven wearing or cracks. Misalignment may also push and loosen teeth, leading to tooth loss.

Teeth that are crowded and crooked may also cause headaches, neck aches, or jaw pain. Additionally, concern for your appearance can impact your self-image and confidence, making you want to hide your crooked teeth.

When you have straighter teeth, brushing and flossing are easier, teeth stay healthier, and you smile more often — boosting mood and confidence.

About Invisalign

Invisalign is an innovative teeth-straightening system that uses clear, comfortable, BPA-free plastic aligner trays to improve your smile. You get a custom-made series of aligners that gradually move your teeth into their proper position using gentle force.

You wear your Invisalign aligners 20-22 hours every day, changing to the next set of aligners every 1-2 weeks. You take out your aligners only to eat meals and clean your teeth. When you follow the plan, Invisalign treatments work up to 50% faster than other orthodontic techniques.

We schedule regular follow-up visits to monitor your progress and adjust your plan as needed. Though results vary, you may get your new smile within 6-18 months after starting your Invisalign treatment.

6 problems Invisalign can correct

So many people believe that Invisalign only works on teeth with mild misalignment, but that’s not the case. While traditional braces may sometimes work better for serious malocclusions, Invisalign clear aligners can correct a wide range of dental problems such as:

  1. Dental crowding: Not enough space for teeth, causing them to overlap
  2. Gapped teeth: Spaces in between teeth
  3. Overbite: Upper teeth stick out over your lower teeth
  4. Underbite: Lower teeth stick out in front of your upper teeth
  5. Crossbite: Upper teeth sit inside the lower teeth
  6. Open bite: When the top and bottom teeth don’t line up

Invisalign can fix several smile concerns. Can it work for you? The only way to know is to set up an appointment with our Invisalign experts by calling the 2K Dental office nearest you today.

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