At Dr. Rosenfeld’s clinic in Solana Beach, patients that get clear braces notice a drastic difference before and after treatment. There are four primary alignment problems that alignment procedures correct. Invisalign generally works faster than traditional braces and retainers and can provide results within an average of 12 to 18 months.
1. Crowded Teeth
Patients with tightly spaced teeth experience discomfort, and are also prone to dental decay and gum disease. Plaque and tartar tend to build up more quickly on crowded teeth and make brushing and flossing difficult. After treatment with clear braces, patients will find it easier to brush and floss, experience a more functional bite, and be more confident with their smile.
Crossbite is fairly common. It happens when your upper teeth bite on the inside or outside of your lower teeth or vice versa. Not only does it cause excessive contact between your teeth, leading to enamel erosion, it can also contribute to gum irritation and jawbone loss. Crossbite directly impacts your incisors and canines, and makes it difficult to take that first bite out of your favorite food. After treatment, you will experience less gum irritation and find it easier to chew.
Most patients with an overbite issue express dissatisfaction with their cosmetic appearance. Dental malocclusion can lead to TMD/TMJ, create difficulty with brushing and flossing, and cause bad breath. After alignment treatment, patients will notice that it is easier to brush and floss. Additionally, Invisalign will align your perfect smile faster.
4. Gaps in Teeth
Generally, gapped teeth impact a patient’s self-confidence about their overall appearance. Patients will also experience periodontal issues later in life, if they don’t get alignment treatment. Also, habits such as thrusting the tongue and chewing can place excessive force on the jawbone and lead to bone loss. After treatment, patients will experience a better smile and better overall dental health.
If you’d like to find out if Invisalign is suitable for you, contact Dr. Robert Rosenfeld in Solana Beach today to schedule a consultation. We also happily serve patients in nearby areas, such as Encinitas and Carlsbad. Give us a call at 858.755.1189.