​​Angela Hilton-Foley, DMD

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Invisalign Case Examples 

               Can I straighten MY teeth with Invisalign?

Look at the following examples.  Do you see your smile?  All the example are typical situations which Invisalign can correct.  Invisalign not only creates a beautiful and confident smile, it creates a healthier mouth by correcting many commonly found dental issues. 

Overly crowded teeth: This occurs when there is simply a lack of room in your mouth to fit all of your teeth.  When left untreated, overly crowded teeth can cause dental decay and can increase the chances of having gum disease.  overcrowding can also affect how your teeth fit together and function.

Widely spaced teeth: When there is too much room and your teeth are widely spaced apart, you can develop problems chewing, gum disease or decay. This can also occur if you lost a tooth because of trauma or decay.  Closing spaces between the teeth and aligning your teeth properly, helps you look better, chew better, and can help you maintain your teeth.

Crossbite: A crossbite can occur when your teeth are not aligned correctly between the upper and lower jaw.  An example of a crossbite situation would be when the upper teeth touch the inside of the lower teeth, or the lower teeth touch the outside of the upper teeth, on one or both sides.  Sometimes the bite looks asymmetrical and can cause abnormal wear of the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.

Overbite:  It occurs when the upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It can be caused by either genetics, bad oral habits, or over development of the bone that supports the teeth. This issue can lead to gum problems or irritation, and/or wear on the lower teeth and can cause painful jaw and joint problems. This is an example of overjet also, where the upper teeth and lower teeth do not touch in the front.  Excessive wear occurs on the back teeth as a result.

 Underbite: This occurs when the lower teeth protrude past the front teeth. It's usually caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, overgrowth of the lower jaw, or both. It can also be caused by missing upper teeth. This issue can prevent the normal function of front teeth or molars which can lead to tooth wear. It can also cause painful jaw and joint problems.pe your paragraph here.