With Invisalign®, Dr. Kelly can solve your orthodontic issues. Invisalign can correct anything from a mild case of crooked teeth to more severe misaligned bites. Invisalign makes more sense as the more comfortable and just as effective option. At studioSMILE Orthodontics in Overland Park, KS, we provide complimentary consultations for patients searching to have Invisalign treatment. View our smile gallery to see some of the smiles we have transformed already!
New technology is always being developed to assist with Invisalign treatment. This includes the recent development of Precision Cuts to allow aligners to be compatible with elastics. This permits Dr. Kelly to construct your Invisalign more easily with elastics to assist with changing of bites. The following are the main problems Invisalign is used to treat. If you are unsure which problem applies to you, please contact our office for your complimentary consultation to find out.
Gapped teeth are one of the most common reasons people seek orthodontic treatment. Gaps commonly occur due to a continued growth of the jawbone or from missing teeth causing surrounding teeth to shift. Without treatment, patients with gapped teeth can develop gum problems such as periodontal pockets and potentially periodontal disease. This is due to the exposure of gum tissue.
An overbite, also known as an “overjet,” refers to upper teeth that bite over lower teeth. This can be caused from bad oral habits, overdevelopment of bone, or genetics. Without treatment, it can cause gum problems such as irritation, damage to the lower teeth, as well as painful joint and jaw problems.
An underbite occurs when the bottom teeth protrude over the top teeth. This can be caused by missing teeth or an overgrowth of either the lower or upper jaw, or both. This can potentially cause problems like a normal function of molars or front teeth. It can also lead to wearing down of your teeth which can cause joint and jaw pain.
An open bite occurs when the front teeth create an open look to them when biting down, preventing the teeth from touching the opposing teeth. This can be caused from genetics, excessive thumb sucking or tongue posture. Without treatment, an open bite can cause poor or painful chewing, as well as speech impairment and painful jaw joint disorders.
Overly crowded teeth happen when a jaw does not have enough room for teeth to fit. Without treatment, crowded teeth can actually get worse and become severely crooked. This can lead to excess plaque, tooth decay and increased risk of gum diseases all of which are directly linked to heart disease.
When the upper and lower jaws are misaligned, it is known as a crossbite. This will cause upper teeth to bite on the inside of the lower teeth. Without treatment, this can cause wearing down of teeth, potential gum disease as well as bone loss. Crossbites can be in the front or in the back of your teeth/mouth.
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At studioSMILE Orthodontics, Dr. Kelly will determine your Invisalign treatment Dr. Tabacchi has found Invisalign and Invisalign Teen to be extremely effective for all of her patients that come from all areas of the Kansas City Metro. Don’t wait, call us today at (913) 953-6767 or visit our contact us page to fill out our online contact form.