If you've been looking at options for straightening your teeth, you've likely heard of Invisalign®. Surrey residents from all walks of life are turning to this treatment because it’s a comfortable, discrete, and relatively quick way of bringing a smile into alignment. At Clayton Market Dental, a dental clinic in Surrey, we offer Invisalign® treatment for a variety of orthodontic conditions.
Invisalign® has successfully been used to treat teeth alignment issues in people with:
Gapped teeth can occur due to missing teeth or to abnormal jawbone growth resulting in spaces between adjoining teeth. The resulting gaps are at a greater risk of developing gum problems, putting you at greater risk of periodontal disease and tooth loss.
Sometimes, there simply isn't enough room in the jawbone for a full set of adult teeth, resulting in teeth that crowd one another. Crowded teeth are more difficult to clean and therefore more likely to harbour plaque bacteria and food particles. The condition can also get worse over time.
An overbite is characterized by the upper teeth overlapping the lower teeth by over 3.5 mm when the jaw is closed. It can lead to a variety of complications, including painful joint problems and a wearing down of the lower teeth.
An underbite is the opposite of an overbite, and it is usually much more obvious to spot. It occurs when the lower teeth protrude in front of the upper teeth when the jaw is closed. An underbite can hinder the normal function of the teeth and jaw.
A crossbite is characterized by one or more teeth on the upper jaw biting down on the inside of the lower teeth when the mouth is closed. It occurs when both the upper and lower jaws are misaligned.
A person who has an open bite will notice that some of their teeth do not touch when they attempt to bite their teeth together. This can make it difficult to chew and, in some cases, may lead to a speech impairment.
Who is a Good Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign® is usually a great option for teens and adults with mild to moderate orthodontic issues and a well-developed jawbone. Particularly popular among adults who are worried about the look and feel of traditional metal braces, some teens as young as thirteen years old may be suitable for Invisalign® treatment depending on their level of physical maturity. Following a consultation, your dentist in Surrey can let you know if you qualify for treatment with Invisalign®.
Learn More About Invisalign in Surrey
Clayton Market Dental is your dental clinic in Surrey offering orthodontic treatment with Invisalign®. While Invisalign® is not always the right treatment option for everyone, it is definitely worth it to find out if it may be right for you. To speak to a dentist in Surrey about whether you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, just contact Clayton Market Dental today.