If you're like many people, you might be seeking a solution to dental problems such as crooked teeth, malocclusion, and bite issues. At Studio B Smiles, we're pleased to offer our patients an aesthetically pleasing alternative to braces. Invisalign uses computer technology and orthodontic principles to move your teeth into the optimum position. After an impression is made of your teeth, a series of clear plastic trays is created specifically for your mouth. Each tray, called an aligner, is worn for two weeks and then replaced with a new one. Here are some of the dental conditions that Invisalign can treat:
Gaps in the teeth occur if a tooth is missing or if there is abnormal growth of the jawbone. Because our teeth are supposed to protect our gums, people with gapped teeth have an increased risk of gum problems if the problem is not corrected. Invisalign offers a easy way to correct gapped teeth, slowly pulling teeth towards each other through a series of clear trays.
Overbite, Underbite, Crossbite, or Open Bite
Many people suffer from bite problems, including overbite, underbite, crossbite, or open bite. This means that the teeth do not fit together properly, causing the jawbones and joints to wear abnormally. Invisalign can help shift the teeth into proper alignment, which alleviates stress on the jaw and prevents teeth from being worn down from grinding.
If your teeth are too crowded, you might find it difficult to access the gums for flossing and proper cleaning. This leads to a build-up of plaque and an increased risk for gum disease. In addition to the aesthetic issues associated with overcrowded teeth, tooth crowding can be very uncomfortable. Because there isn't a place for the teeth to rest, patients with overcrowding often grind their teeth, which can result in jaw problems and an abnormal wearing of the teeth.
Studio B Smiles serves the Scottsdale, Phoenix, Tempe, Paradise Valley, and Fountain Hills areas. We offer a wide range of dental services, including Invisalign, teeth whitening, laser gum therapy, and no-prep veneers. At Studio B Smiles, we want to help you achieve the smile of your dreams. Call us today at (480) 860-0092 to schedule a consultation.