Are you unhappy with your smile because you have teeth that seem to jut out, sit behind their neighbors, or generally appear uneven? Poor spacing can lead to problems with teeth that overlap to create unflattering cosmetic issues. At our Rochester, MN dentist’s office, we can talk to you about treatment for this problem with Invisalign! Invisalign aligners make orthodontic work less conspicuous as well as easier to fit into your daily life. You should know that in addition to affecting your appearance, these problems with malocclusion can also affect your oral health. At a regular dental exam, your dentist can identify signs of trouble that might be linked to the poor positioning of your teeth.
Teeth Overlap Due To Spacing And Alignment Problems
The way your teeth line up can be affected by a lack of space, or by excess room between them. Spacing problems can cause you embarrassment because your teeth look crooked or jagged, which makes your smile appear asymmetrical. While malocclusion is a problem that affects people at a young age, it can become an issue later in life either due to shifting after earlier orthodontic treatment, or because the arrival of your wisdom teeth led to crowding.
Arranging Treatment With Invisalign
Invisalign aligners are made from a clear plastic material, which makes them effective at avoiding detection throughout your treatment. Patients will receive a series of custom-made aligners at the start of their treatment, and they will move from one to the next over time as their teeth become progressively straighter. To make sure your aligners are the right fit, and that your treatment progresses properly, we will use a digital scanner to measure your teeth and bite. While you should keep Invisalign aligners on throughout each day, you are able to take them out when you eat or clean your teeth, so they will not interfere with these activities.
Has Your Trouble With Malocclusion Affected Your Oral Health?
Your problems with dental alignment can make you more likely to develop jaw pain and bite troubles, and may even affect your ability to prevent tooth decay and gum disease! At a routine visit, your dentist can talk to you about the potential impact of leaving malocclusion untreated. At the end of an adjustment, you can look forward to a more confident smile and oral health improvements!
Talk To Your Rochester, MN Dentist If You Are Concerned That Your Teeth Overlap
Our dentist’s office in Rochester, MN is happy to meet with patients who are ready to do something about teeth that overlap. If you want to know more about Invisalign treatment, or if you have questions about your oral health and smile alignment, let us know! You can reach Calcagno Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.