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Invisalign: Cosmetic Dental Treatments

invisalign11Having your teeth perfectly set and white gives you confidence. Unfortunately, most people are not born that way. Many people are born with genetic abnormalities, undergrowth and overgrowth of their jawbone or TMJD. These conditions will cause your mouth to become misaligned, gapped and will lead to more serious dental conditions in the future if left untreated.

Luckily, many common cosmetic conditions can be treated with Invisalign braces. Mild cases like crooked teeth and extra teeth can easily be straightened and manipulated to bring your smile back to the where you need it to be. Invisalign is a clear alternative to metal braces, and for many adults that kind of invisibility is valuable. In fact, it’s the number one reason most people come to the Invisalign product line.

Here are some common treatable conditions:

Gapped Teeth – which is created with the growth of the jawbone. Gaps also occur when missing or pulled teeth make your other teeth shift. This creates gaps and space in your smile. It also leads to gum issues and periodontal pockets that then increase your risk of the disease.

• Overbite – also called an “overjet” by dental professionals. It’s simple– your upper teeth bite over the lower teeth. It can be caused by genetics, bad oral health, or the overdevelopment of the bone that supports the teeth. This can also lead to gum issues.

• Underbites – again similar to the overbite but different because this occurs when the lower teeth protrude from the bottom of the mouth. It is caused by undergrowth of the upper jaw, or missing teeth. This under-bite leads to too much tooth wear and it can also cause jaw and joint problems.

• Open-Bite – in this condition teeth are not able to make contact with other teeth. Typically, it’s the top teeth that are not able to meet the bottom teeth. It’s a genetic abnormality and can be caused by thumb sucking. It leads to issues like tempromandibular joint disorder.

• Overly Crowded – this happens when there is a little bit of room in your jaw. If it is left untreated the teeth can get worse over time and will cause the teeth to become really crowded. It also leads to plaque accumulation and tooth decay.

Royal Dental is a state-of-the-art, dental practice that combines family dentistry with specialty dental care such as: orthodontics, oral surgery, periodontics, and pediatric dental services with practices located in the Greater Houston Area.


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