We Can Do More With Invisalign®
Having to face the prospect of getting braces can be scary. Work and social life is difficult enough without having braces to ruin your smile. Why not skip the unsightly, uncomfortable brace for a much more impressive orthodontic option – Invisalign®. With Invisalign we can treat many of the same issues that were previously only fixed using braces. With over two decades in orthodontics Dr. Anthony Lovrovich is the most experience orthodontic professional in the Seattle area. While Invisalign can’t be used to treat all orthodontic problem, it still boasts an impressive range.
What Invisalign Can Treat
Invisalign® is capable of fixing most minor to complex orthodontic issues using its clear alignment system. We have handled over 1,700 cases including people with Open Bites, Over Bites and Cross Bites. Dr. Anthony Lovrovich is an Elite Premier Provider of Invisalign.
When the upper teeth bite well over the lower teeth the case is referred to as an overbite. The causes of an overbite can range the gamut from genetic predisposition to bad oral habits. Those with an overbite frequently experience gum and tooth irritation, excessive wear on the lower teeth, and even pain and soreness in the jaw (TMJ).
When the lower teeth protrude past the upper teeth the case is usually referred to as an underbite. Typically caused by the upper jaw not experiencing the proper amount of growth. Upper teeth that have yet to erupt or are missing completely can also lead to an underbite. Underbites can prevent a good portion of your teeth from accomplishing their primary function, and result in excessive wear on the rear molars. Those who experience underbites frequently have TMJ issues.
“Open bite” is a self-descriptive issue that categorizes bites that do not come together entirely. The most common causes of open bite are a genetically abnormal jaw structure and thumb sucking in early childhood. This can lead to pain while chewing and issues speaking properly. TMJ issues are frequently brought on by open bite.
Gaps between teeth can lead to gum problems and an increased risk of periodontal disease. Gapped teeth are caused by an abnormal and continued growth of the jaw. If a tooth is lost and not replaced gaps can easily form in teeth that sit next to the gap.
When both the lower and upper jaws misalign a crossbite is usually the result. More specifically a crossbite describes a scenario where one or more of the teeth on the upper jaw rest on the inside of the teeth on the lower jaw. This can easily damage teeth, cause gum disease, and even result in bone loss.
Invisalign® Is a Fantastic Solution
With Invisalign, we can give you a beautiful smile with less hassle and fast results. The many years of experience under our belts uniquely qualifies us to give you the best possible treatment in the Seattle area.
Not all alignment problems can be fixed using Invisalign®, but many can. If you are wondering if you quality for Invisalign please give us a call at (206) 501-4566 today and we will set you up with a no obligation consultation. We look forward to seeing your smile.