Quite often we are made to feel ashamed of our teeth if they are not perfectly straight yet more than half the population suffers from varying degrees of misalignment. Although there is no specific causative agent for misaligned teeth, we can often see genetic factors, injuries caused by accidents, and tooth loss all playing a part. To help straighten your teeth, we’ve invested in learning about and offering Invisalign to our clients. Resolving a number of misalignment issues, our my team at Tooth Crusader can assist with the below issues by developing an Invisalign plan suited and tailored to you.
The majority of the world’s population no longer has the capacity in their mouths to fit all the teeth we tend to grow. Back in our ancestor’s days, we used all of our teeth, particularly our back molars and wisdom teeth to chew tough foods such as raw meat. While this is no longer part of our common daily routine, these teeth still tend to grow in, forcing others to overlap. This is known as overcrowding and can often cause oral health issues as it hinders our ability to floss resulting in bacteria build-up.
Our top row of teeth naturally sits over the top of our lower teeth, but when they cover the bottom row and bite the gums, it becomes known as an overbite. This can also lead to oral health problems, weakening your gums, and opening them to bacterial infections or gum disease.
For some, the upper teeth actually sit behind the lower teeth. Most of the time, this does not include your front few teeth but can still cause issues when chewing food and can cause potential damage to your teeth and gums.
When you have a tooth removed, you are likely to be left with a gap in your teeth. This can be a great resolution to overcrowding though you will need Invisalign to help move them closer together. You may also naturally have a gap between your teeth which, you guessed it, can lead to oral health problems.
Effects of Misalignment
As we mentioned several times above, misalignment severely impacts your oral health. From overlapping to spacing, you’ve got nooks and crannies that are either overexposed to the elements or aren’t getting enough attention from your toothbrush, floss, and mouthwash.
Your overbite and underbite may also be the cause of mouth breathing as you may be prevented from fully closing your lips. It can also affect your speech, hindering the movement of your tongue.
If you have trouble chewing or are experiencing pain and discomfort from misaligned teeth, call us today on (02) 8097 1838 to see how we can help.
You may be wondering why we recommend Invisalign over traditional braces. While Invisalign tends to have more benefits to the user, we will always recommend what is best for our client. From our perspective, we believe clients will enjoy the removability of Invisalign as they are only to be worn for 22 hours a day. They are also custom-made for each individual’s needs and are more comfortable than traditional braces. It is much easier to clean your teeth as you can remove Invisalign to ensure you get the most out of your daily oral care routine and it generally offers faster results. However, we understand that Invisalign may not be suitable for everyone, so we will always provide a consultation to determine the best treatment.
If you’re interested in straightening out a few things, we’re just a phone call away. Call our team at Tooth Crusader today on (02) 8097 1838 and have a chat with our friendly staff about your options or book a consultation to see if you’re eligible for Invisalign. We’ll walk you through all the steps and help you achieve the goals you most desire for your pearly whites.