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What can and can’t Llanelli Invisalign treatment do? (part 2)

Photo of a woman with a nice smile but two teeth are slightly out of line and so she could benefit from Invisalign treatment

Invisalign, also known as invisible braces, is a treatment adored for its discreetness and comfort when straightening teeth. However, despite being around for some time, patients still frequently ask questions about Invisalign treatment in Llanelli. This FAQ part 2 blog post provides answers to some of the other common questions asked.

Other common questions about Llanelli Invisalign treatment

Can Invisalign braces fix an overbite?

Yes, Invisalign can fix an overbite. There are different means of fixing overbites depending on the age of the patient. For growing patients (around the age of 12 years old), an appliance called the Invisalign Mandibular Advancement can redirect tooth growth to influence the position of the jaw and bite. Adults, however, have to rely on other means, and severe cases may require additional treatment such as elastic bands or a motion appliance.

Can clear braces fix an underbite?

Yes, Invisalign can fix an underbite. However, more severe cases may require additional treatment, such as surgery to move the jaw or elastic bands and wires.

Can it damage teeth?

Yes, Llanelli Invisalign treatment can damage teeth if proper instructions are not followed. While it is common for teeth to feel sore and uncomfortable, especially after a new, tightened set, this shouldn’t cause damage to teeth. Misusing the aligners, such as drinking any fluid other than water, can lead to liquids getting stuck under the aligner and damaging the teeth. In rare cases, Invisalign can lead to damage to the ends of teeth.

Can Llanelli Invisalign treatment bring teeth forward?

Yes, Invisalign can bring teeth back and forward, although some overcrowding and overbite/underbite issues may require additional treatment.

Can it fix very crooked teeth?

Yes, Invisalign can fix very crooked teeth, given the right conditions, time, and consistency. However, severe misalignment of the jaw may require additional treatment or another type of braces.

More frequently asked questions about Invisalign

Patients often ask questions about the day-to-day routines of wearing and cleaning their Invisalign clear braces. Please see the other Invisalign FAQ’s for answers to more general questions.

Can Invisalign only be worn at night?

No, Invisalign should be worn almost all the time, only taken out for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The longer the aligners are worn, the better the results.

Can the trays also be used for teeth whitening?

No, it is advised not to use Invisalign trays for teeth whitening as it can lead to poor results or be unsafe.

Could the Invisalign treatment trays be used for a night guard?

It depends on the severity of the patient’s teeth grinding. Patients who heavily grind their teeth and need a night guard may not be eligible for Invisalign treatment. However, for those who only slightly grind their teeth, Invisalign can act as a buffer while grinding. Grinding and clenching can quickly wear down the aligners or even break them, so patients must consult with their orthodontist to determine their eligibility.

Does Invisalign hurt?

Yes, Invisalign can be painful, but for most patients, it provides less pain than traditional braces. Patients should consult with their Llanelli Dentist if they experience prolonged or severe pain.

Will it affect my speech?

Some may argue that Invisalign should not impact speech patterns, and while this assertion holds some merit, it is not entirely without flaws. While the likelihood of speech changes as a result of Invisalign treatment is not particularly high, it is not entirely out of the realm of possibility. Should speech alterations occur, however, one’s tongue is likely to acclimate to the presence of the aligner in due time and consequently relax.

How can I get started with Invisalign treatment in Llanelli?

The foremost step in getting started in straightening your teeth is by performing a search for ‘Invisalign treatment near me‘ and scheduling a visit with Murray Street Dental Practice. As we offer Invisalign in Llanelli but you can even see what your new smile will look like right here on our website! The path to discovering more about the exciting array of cosmetic dentistry options available is as simple as dialling 01554 774768.

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