Are You a Candidate?
Thinking about getting Invisalign but not sure if you’d be a candidate?
At Parker Orthodontics, we offer complimentary consultations so we can determine if Invisalign is a good fit for you. The Invisalign technology has come a long way. From mild cases of crooked and protruding teeth to much more difficult dental problems involving serious malocclusion, overbite and underbite, Invisalign can effectively correct a variety of orthodontic problems.
Below are some examples of main conditions that Invisalign can treat. If you do not see your condition below, please contact us for more information to see if Invisalign is right for you.
Gaps between teeth can occur with abnormal continued growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth can also cause the surrounding teeth to shift due to the extra space, creating gaps in your teeth. Spacing issues and gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems, periodontal pockets and increased risk of periodontal disease.
Overbite occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It’s typically caused by genetics, bad oral habits or overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. If left untreated, this can lead to gum problems and/or wear on the lower teeth which can cause painful jaw and joint problems.
Underbite can occur when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It’s usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw or overgrowth of the lower jaw. This can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars, which can lead to tooth wear, causing painful jaw and joint problems.
Open bite often occurs when some teeth do not make physical contact with the opposing teeth, causing an improper bite. It’s most often caused by genetic abnormal jaw structure or excessive thumb sucking. Open bite can cause poor or painful chewing and impair speech.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is not enough room within the jaw for all teeth to fit normally. When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease.
Crossbite occurs when the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, causing one or more upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. This can cause wear of the teeth, gum disease and bone loss.