Common Bite Problems Fixed by Invisalign
Invisalign aligners , unlike braces, are almost invisible. Mounted on the inner surface of the teeth, bracket systems, called lingual systems, cause a lot of controversy about the convenience of wearing them. They appeared on the medical market not so long ago, so the question of wearing these systems comfortably remains open.
The convenience of wearing eliners is undeniable and does not cause any doubt. For their manufacture, transparent medical plastic is used, which is absolutely harmless to health, does not cause allergic reactions, which fits tightly on the teeth without causing discomfort to the patient. Unlike braces, the eliners create a feeling of a perfectly smooth surface. In addition to the foregoing, the eliners do not cause speech defects, and if necessary, there is the opportunity to remove them.
Common Bite Problems Fixed by Invisalign
Gap between the teeth. Diastemas and tremas
Gaps between the teeth can occur with an abnormal continuation of the growth of the jawbone. Missing teeth also cause displacement of surrounding teeth due to extra space, creating gaps in the teeth. Problems with the interval and gaps between the teeth can lead to problems with the gums (due to the lack of protection of the teeth), periodontal pockets and an increased risk of periodontal disease.
A distal bite arises when, when closed, an overdeveloped upper jaw moves forward with respect to the (underdeveloped) lower jaw.
A mesial bite can occur when the lower teeth protrude in front of the front teeth. Externally, the owners of the wrong mesial bite have a slightly concave face profile, accompanied by a chin that protrudes forward. Often, pathology increases tooth wear, and is also accompanied by a regular manifestation of pain in the joints of the jaw.
Open bite - when some teeth cannot physically come in contact with antagonists for a proper bite. The most common cause is the genetic abnormal structure of the jaw. An open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, speech impairment, and major problems, such as a temporomandibular joint disorder.
A cross bite is when the upper and lower jaws are shifted to the right or left, while asymmetry of the face is observed. Such a bite contributes to increased tooth wear, gum disease and bone loss.
How do Invisalign work?
Before treatment, casts of teeth are taken and the desired result is modeled. Each Invisalign is worn for about two weeks, after which it must be replaced with the next. This allows you to gently move your teeth, gradually approaching the desired result.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisaligns are increasingly recommended by orthodontists as an alternative to bracket systems. Their advantages:
- Bite Correction Efficiency Comparable to Braces
- Transparent and not visible on the teeth.
- Invisaligns are easily removable, and therefore do not create any difficulties in oral hygiene
- You can change the Invisalign to the next one yourself - without visiting the orthodontist
The main advantage of Invisalign is their invisibility, therefore this method is often prescribed in cases where the use of conventional braces is undesirable for aesthetic reasons, for example, those whose work involves a flawless appearance. In addition, aligners for aligning teeth are often recommended for adolescents.
The only drawback of the cap is their price. The cost of a set of cap is quite high. Nevertheless, many choose this particular method of bite correction for its effectiveness and comfort.
What orthodontic problems can be solved with mouth guards?
The Invisiline system is recommended for most bite pathologies: gaps between teeth, crowded teeth, partial reversal of teeth, back, cross and deep bite, etc.
How many mouth guards are used to correct a bite?
Depending on the type and severity of malocclusion, treatment with elainers can take from 4-5 months to 2.5 years. The result depends largely on how accurately the patient follows the recommendations for wearing mouth guards and how carefully they are treated. If one of the Invisaligns is damaged, the course of treatment may be impaired. In addition, Invisaligns cannot be removed for a long time - in order to achieve the desired result, you need to wear Invisaligns for at least 20-22 hours a day.
Invisalign are not visible to others, they do not injure the oral mucosa and do not interfere with the usual lifestyle. However, they require great independence and responsibility of the patient. You must be careful about mouth guards, do not remove them for a long time and do not forget to change them in time. Only in this case you can achieve the planned result.
The most common questions about Invisalign
Invisalign is certainly one of the most uncomplicated treatments available in the area of tooth regulation. Nevertheless, there are some questions that we always get from patients in everyday life with the Invisalign splints and want to answer here.
Can the Invisalign splints deform due to drinks that are too hot?
No, the Invisalign splints rest directly on the teeth and therefore cannot deform.
Can I also use an electric toothbrush with Invisalign?
Yes of course. Even if you have attachments on your teeth, you can use an electric toothbrush.
Can my child also be treated with Invisalign splints?
Yes, there are Invisalign teen splints. These even have a control function so that the doctor and the parents can check whether the splints are actually being worn.
How do I know that an Invisalign splint does not fit and I cannot switch to the next splint yet?
The Invisalign splint does not sit on all or only on individual teeth in the entire rear / front area (often with the lateral incisors!). Only by biting firmly can the splint sit on all teeth. There are many "saliva bubbles" between the splint and tooth.
What do I do if an Invisalign splint does not fit?
Try using the blue occlusion trainer in this area several times a day to get the splints back in place if they don't fit in one place. Sometimes it is also necessary to remove the attachments or even order new rails. The best thing to do is to make an early check-up as soon as you notice that one or more teeth are “getting out”.
Is lifelong retention necessary?
The teeth move for a lifetime, just like our hair grows for a lifetime. A holding element to fix the teeth in the correct position is necessary if you want to enjoy your straight teeth for a long time after orthodontic treatment.
What should I do if I cannot wear the Invisalign splints for a few hours?
Simply wear the Invisalign splints again as much as possible, if the splints are not correctly positioned at the end of the wearing period (usually 14 days), simply wear the splints 1 or 2 days longer so that the missed time can be made up for.