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Your teeth are overcrowded when there isn’t enough room in your jaw for them to align correctly, causing them to overlap, twist, or shift unnaturally. Overcrowding can cause your teeth to be susceptible to dental decay and may increase your chances of gum disease. Overcrowding can be easily treated with Invisalign, often in as little as 10 months.
A cross bite occurs when your upper and lower jaw are misaligned so that some of your upper teeth fall behind lower teeth when you bite down. Cross bite alignment often causes excessive wear on tooth enamel, and can lead to increased chance of gum disease and bone loss. In many cases a cross bite can be corrected with less than a year with Invisalign treatment.
Generally people with gapped teeth seek orthodontic treatment for reasons of vanity but oral health concerns can also arise from teeth too widely spaced. When teeth are misaligned in any way, even widely spaced, you’re at risk for increased chances of some periodontal diseases. Often Invisalign treatments can reduce the gaps between teeth so that they are perfectly aligned in about 10 months.
An overbite is a common problem where upper teeth overlap lower teeth too much. Many people like to have this issue corrected to improve their appearance but dental professionals encourage the treatment of an overbite to prevent future dental issues. Depending on the severity of the overbite, many cases can be corrected with Invisalign treatments in less than two years.
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