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Can Invisalign Braces Fix Protruding Front Teeth?

Can Invisalign Braces Fix Protruding Front Teeth?

Posted by:  Admin
18th November, 2020

Since the introduction of Invisalign clear aligners, there has been several questions as to the type of dental problems it can fix. People have wondered if Invisalign aligners can also fix dental problems such as crowded teeth and overbite besides misaligned teeth. One of the questions people also ask is whether or not they can fix protruding front teeth with Invisalign.

What are they?

Invisalign is an orthodontic system that produces clear aligners using modern computer-assisted technology. The clear aligners work by putting small amounts of pressure into moving your teeth to the desired place. Before your treatment, the software will produce the number of aligner trays that you will use to complete your treatment. You will have to change them every two weeks.

How long does it take for Invisalign to completely align your teeth?

Before you begin treatment, your teeth will be scanned into a computer. This computer will create a simulation that will show the entire process your teeth will make during the treatment from beginning to final stages. It is the computer that will determine how long the treatment will take. Typically, treatment lasts up to two years. However, some treatments have been completed in just one year. It all depends on the amount of movement that is required.

Can an overbite be treated with Invisalign?

An overbite is a dental problem whereby the upper front teeth stick out more than the lower jaw. It is often referred to as protruding front teeth and can be caused by skeletal or dental reasons.

  • Skeletal causes of overbite: in this case, the upper jaw is overdeveloped, while the lower jaw is underdeveloped.
  • Dental causes of overbite: here, the problem lies with the teeth simply being in the wrong position.

Most overbite conditions are as a result of the teeth being in a wrong position. In cases like this, they can still be fixed with Invisalign aligners. In other cases where the skeletal issue of the underdeveloped lower jaw and overdeveloped upper jaw is the cause, the patient would have to undergo orthodontic surgery together with orthodontic treatment like Invisalign. In this case, you can have the front teeth straightened.

Can Invisalign push the front teeth back in place?

Yes, the front teeth can indeed be pushed back into place provided there is enough space for the teeth to go back to. Once there is enough space or room at the back of the protruding teeth, then the teeth will take up that space when it is pushed back. On the other hand, if there is no space or not enough room for the teeth to move back into, then there would have to be a removal of a premolar tooth. You can get the front teeth pushed back with Invisalign braces.

Can Invisalign fix protruding front teeth?

The answer is yes. This is possible provided there is space or room behind the protruding teeth for them to fall into. In some cases, it may look like the front teeth, especially the two front teeth are protruding when it actually isn’t. This happens when the lateral teeth on either side of the two front teeth are retruded, or not forward enough. As compared to these retruded ones, it would seem like the two front teeth stick out more than they should.

In this case, you might want to consider dental bonding. Dental bonding will build the retruded lateral teeth on the sides, bringing them forward, so the two front teeth don’t look too protruded.

Can Invisalign be used on just the lower teeth

Ideally, Invisalign aligners were produced for the correction of dental problems in the upper and lower jaws simultaneously. Nevertheless, there have been cases where Invisalign was only used on the upper jaw because they are usually more visible than the lower jaw. On that note, if your problem is only on the lower jaw, then there is no reason why you can’t get Invisalign for just the lower jaw only.

Is there a limit to Invisalign treatment?

Invisalign aligners can fix several cosmetic orthodontic problems. It was produced mainly for straightening, aligning and moving teeth to its desired position. Based on that, Invisalign can fix crowded or misaligned teeth, overbite, underbite and crossbites.

For more serious dental or orthodontic problems like extreme malocclusion or widening of the jaw, special orthodontic procedures would have to be used, followed by other types of orthodontic treatment.

Do you have problems with your teeth? Are you bothered by the way they look or how they affect your bite? If you do, you can schedule an appointment at Museum Dental Suites to find out about your options with Invisalign. We will guide and put you through the best treatment option for you.


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