Straight and beautiful teeth are what everyone wants. Even I did.
I wanted that perfect smile that models have in those magazines and the actors and actresses that we drool over for their smile.
Soon, I began to observe what everyone else around me felt about their teeth.
I questioned their actions and wondered if they were happy with the positioning of their teeth.
And then once I got into dental school, everything I had believed before, became the truth.
I also found that having straight teeth comes with its share of benefits, especially in terms of oral health.
So, I would like to talk to you about the types of problems that Invisalign braces can fix.
Your lower front teeth sit outside your upper front teeth and push them further inside. This position of teeth is known as an underbite. Biting into foods is typically going to be difficult, and you may even experience pain in certain situations. In fact, your speech could also be affected by it. When your upper jaw is undergrown or has a jaw that is larger than usual, you may experience an underbite. I have seen patients who have both these conditions and result in a rather severe underbite.
In this particular position of the teeth, the lower teeth become vulnerable because the upper teeth have a bite over your lower teeth. You may also experience gum issues, and your jaw might ache at times. Regular oral hygiene becomes challenging to follow through, but Invisalign can fix this issue for you.
3. Open Bite
As a child, if you sucked on your thumb, then you could have an open bite. Here, the jaw structure changes so your upper and lower set of teeth do not meet each to form a proper bite. This can have effects on how you speak and how you eat and bite into foods.
Here the upper teeth may be such that they are one side of the lower teeth, which means they cannot meet in the middle. This causes them to wear and tear more than a regular set of teeth would. Since the cleaning process is tough, it could also lead to the gums becoming unhealthy.
5. Overly Crowded Teeth
When the size of your jaw is too small to accommodate all your teeth, it is known as overcrowding. Since your teeth are going to be tightly set, it is going to become tough for you to clean them. This is why I would suggest that you get Invisalign braces and have them straightened out.
6. Gapped Teeth
As the name would suggest, there are small gaps between your teeth, that ideally should not be there. This happens because of an abnormally grown jaw. The spaces between your teeth could be the reason for plaque built up and tiny food particles getting stuck there. The brushing process won’t be easy either.
It is due to all of these problems that people opt to have their teeth fixed.
Gabriel Ross is closely related to Dr. Matthew Swiatek’s team, which helps in creating beautiful smiles to children, teens, and adults in Glen Mills, Chester Springs and surrounding areas. The author has years of experience under and describes the orthodontic field as the calling.