Better bite and easier chewing
Less stress on the bone and jaw joints and straight teeth can improve the bite, making chewing easier and reducing the risk of receding gums, sensitivity to cold and indentations along the gum line.
Less pressure and pain
Properly positioned teeth are less likely to cause pressure on the jaw bone and joints, thus relieving temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain, jaw muscle spasms, associated headaches and other painful symptoms.
Gums fit more tightly around straight teeth. This provides a greater defence against the risk of periodontal disease, potentially avoiding the pain and expense of tooth loss and surgical intervention.
Cases in which to apply
Prognathism can cause chewing problems, significant deterioration of the teeth and gums, jaw pain and joint problems.
An open bite can lead to chewing problems, slurred speech and more serious problems such as temporomandibular joint pathology (TMJ).
Crossbite can lead to tooth wear, periodontal disease and bone loss.
Spacing problems can lead to gum problems, periodontal pockets and increased likelihood of disease developing due to lack of protection of the gums by the teeth.
Dental crowding can cause teeth to be very crooked and to accumulate plaque and develop cavities and periodontal disease more easily.
A deep bite can cause gum problems, irritation and wear of the lower teeth, as well as jaw pain and joint problems.
1. The consultation
The Invisalign Provider decides if the patient is suitable for treatment and then takes photos, x-rays and digital scans, or a dental impression, of the patient’s teeth. These records will be used to create a ClinCheck 3D treatment plan.
2. The aligners
The aligners are manufactured and delivered to the Invisalign Provider’s practice. The patient will receive a set of aligners to wear every day, which can be changed at home approximately every 1-2 weeks.
3. The results
The patient will visit their Invisalign Provider in 6 to 8 weeks to follow up on progress and receive new aligners. Once their treatment plan is complete, retainers will be needed to hold the patient’s teeth in place.