Most people dream of having a set of perfectly aligned teeth. Not everyone, however, is born with these. Some have irregular bites, while others have unsightly gaps. There are different ways to correct misaligned bites, gaps, and crooked teeth. The most common ways are using braces, such as Invisalign, and retainers.
A bad bite can make it difficult for some people to talk or chew. In other cases, the main concern with bite irregularity is appearance. Different factors can lead to bite irregularities. Other than genetics, a bad bite can result from the following:
- Prolonged Thumb Sucking Phase or Use of Pacifier – Kids who don’t get out of the thumb-sucking phase often have upper teeth that stick out in front of their lower teeth. In addition, habitual thrusting of the tongue when swallowing may also lead to a bite irregularity.
- Premature loss of Primary Teeth – The primary tooth guides the permanent tooth to its proper place. When children lose their primary teeth too early, the permanent teeth may move and come out incorrectly. This may result in a crowded or a misaligned set of teeth.
- Trauma – When you accidentally knocked out a tooth, the new tooth may merge with the bone and result to ankylosis. This condition is defined as stiffness of a joint that is a result of an abnormal adhesion of the bones.
The most popular type of brace is made of stainless steel brackets. While these braces are effective in correcting bites, they can be unsightly. Fortunately, you don’t have to settle for unattractive stainless steel braces. Ask your dentists for Invisalign orthodontic treatment.
Invisalign uses a transparent, removable aligner. Unlike fixed braces, you won’t have to worry about how you’ll look with your braces, as people won’t even know you’re wearing them. Furthermore, Invisalign suits different lifestyles, as you can easily remove your aligners when you need to. You can conveniently remove them while eating or drinking, which is something you can’t do with conventional braces.
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