Compared to braces, Invisalign is more subtle due to its invisible appearance. It won’t affect your speech or appearance while you straighten your teeth. It’s also more comfortable, since there are no metal components to irritate your mouth, and it’s more convenient too.
That’s because you can remove your aligners to eat and drink and to brush and floss, so there are no restrictions on your diet, and it’s easy to care for your teeth with proper oral hygiene. Contact Skylyn Dental Associates now to schedule an appointment in Spartanburg and see if Invisalign is right for you.
At your Invisalign appointment, Dr. Gibas, Dr. Dunbar, or Dr. Brantley will need to examine your mouth and the extent of your orthodontic issues to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign. This is important because while Invisalign is a versatile and powerful orthodontic treatment, it’s not quite as versatile as traditional braces.
If you have very serious orthodontic issues, braces may be a better option, because they can correct almost any problem with your jaw and tooth alignment, no matter how severe. After your appointment is over, Dr. Paul Gibas, Dr. John Dunbar, or Dr. Adam Brantley will discuss your options and whether or not you’re a good candidate for Invisalign.
If you’re a good candidate and want to get started with Invisalign, your dentist will begin developing your treatment plan right away, and you’ll come into our Spartanburg office in a few weeks to pick up your first several sets of Invisalign aligners and begin your treatment process.
In an overbite, the upper teeth and jaw overlap the lower teeth and jaw, which can lead to an imbalanced facial appearance, as well as serious oral health issues like premature enamel wear & tear, jaw and tooth pain, and headaches.
An underbite occurs when your lower jaw and teeth extend much further than your upper jaw and teeth. This can cause oral health issues, and also affects your appearance, since your jaw will be protruding further than it normally would.
A crossbite happens when your upper teeth fit behind your lower teeth when your mouth is closed. This can happen to both rear and front teeth, and can contribute to oral health issues like tooth decay and TMJ (temporomandibular joint disorder).
An open bite occurs when your rear teeth meet but your front teeth do not meet completely, resulting in an “open” appearance even when your teeth are fully closed and clenched. Invisalign can treat most open bites.
Invisalign can treat most tooth gaps. For example, if you have a large gap between your front teeth (known as a diastema), Invisalign may be a good option for closing this gap, re-aligning your teeth, and improving your smile.