What Dental Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?

What Dental Conditions Can Invisalign Treat?

Posted by MILLPOND FAMILY DENTAL Dec 14,2022

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Invisalign is an effective orthodontic treatment option for multiple dental conditions. It is a popular choice among patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly and conveniently. Invisalign aligners are invisible, removable, and comfortable. Here are the conditions they can treat:

Misaligned Teeth

Invisalign is an orthodontic treatment that can straighten your teeth, correct your bite, and give you a beautiful smile you’ve always wanted. Because Invisalign is a removable device, it is also a great option for correcting the alignment of teeth that have shifted due to thumb sucking or jaw clenching. The aligners can also be removed during meals and for cleaning. With Invisalign, you can achieve excellent results without interrupting your daily life.

Excessive or Uneven Spacing

The gaps between teeth, whether they’re small or large, can cause self-consciousness and embarrassment in many patients. While it might be easy to ignore slight spaces here and there, large gaps can interfere with proper chewing and eating. Fortunately, Invisalign can help correct these orthodontic problems.

As teeth begin to shift into alignment, the spaces between them will become smaller and more uniform. Once a patient’s teeth are in the correct position, they will remain there without the need for retainers. For patients who are uncomfortable with the visibility of their metal braces, Invisalign is a great alternative because it uses clear aligners that are much less noticeable than metal brackets and wires.

Crossbite and Overjet

Invisalign can also treat other types of alignment issues, including crossbite and overjet. These conditions occur when one or more of a patient’s upper teeth bite inside of the lower teeth, causing food to be trapped between the teeth. Patients with an overbite often have a protruding jawline as well. Both of these problems are treated with Invisalign by creating upper and lower aligner trays that gradually move the teeth into a straighter position.

Gaps Between Teeth

When gaps in your teeth make you self-conscious, Invisalign can help. Closing gaps between your teeth can give you a more uniform smile and a more confident you. Invisalign treatment uses a series of clear aligners to gradually move the teeth into alignment over time. The aligners are removable and virtually invisible, so no one will even know you’re wearing them. Plus, you can take them anywhere you go, which means you can continue doing the things you love without worrying about your orthodontic treatment.


An overbite, also known as a protrusive bite, occurs when the upper teeth overlap the bottom teeth too much. This condition can be caused by the tongue pushing against the top front teeth or the lower teeth not growing enough. Invisalign can correct minor to moderate cases of mild overbites and underbites. It works just like traditional braces by gradually moving the teeth into position. 

Open bites

An open bite occurs when your teeth do not overlap as much as they should when you bite down, causing your upper and lower teeth to separate or “open up” when you close your mouth. This common condition may cause you to feel self-conscious about your appearance and may also make it more difficult for you to chew, speak, and smile comfortably. Fortunately, you can correct this problem by wearing clear aligners from your dentist. 

At Millpond Family Dental in Cary, NC, we provide the best dental care using advanced technology. Call us at (984) 465-1544 to learn more.

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