Crooked teeth may not seem like a significant problem aside from aesthetics. But sometimes crooked teeth or other misalignments in the jaw or teeth can cause problems such as an increased chance of gum disease, tooth decay, and tooth loss. For issues like misalignments, orthodontic treatments are available at Ross Orthodontics in Forest Lake MN, where we offer braces and Invisalign to our patients. Read on to learn more about Invisalign and what it can do for you.
What Is Invisalign
Invisalign is a custom made set of clear aligners designed to fit your teeth and slowly align them into their correct positions. Unlike braces which can be adjusted throughout the straightening process, Invisalign uses a set of multiple slightly different aligners that are interchanged after a certain amount of time. The individual aligners put slight pressure on the teeth that are being straightened and overtime the teeth take the position dictated by the aligner. Invisalign is also gentle on the cheeks and gums making wearing them fairly comfortable.
Conditions That Can Be Treated With Invisalign
Invisalign is designed to take care of certain conditions, mainly relating to tooth alignment. With misaligned teeth, you could have issues with proper cleaning, proper chewing, and even pain due to tooth crowding. All of these issues can be resolved with Invisalign along with gaps in your teeth. Another issue that Invisalign can rectify is when you are faced with bite alignment issues, like when you have an open bite, which means due to the alignment of your teeth you bite never fully closes as it is supposed to.
Learn More About Invisalign
If you live in or around Forest Lake, you should consider Ross Orthodontics where we can offer patients orthodontic treatments suited to their needs and lifestyles. Call our office at (651) 464-6988 to set up an appointment.