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What Can Invisalign® Correct?

Dr Martin Abelar - January 31, 2023 - 0 comments

If you’re at all familiar with orthodontics these days, you’ve likely heard of a product called Invisalign®. Invisalign® is braces, but done differently. Invisalign® uses clear aligners that fit over the teeth and gradually straighten the teeth by replacing the aligner every two to four weeks. Each new aligner changes the positioning of the teeth slightly, until the teeth are at their optimal position.

Invisalign® has many benefits, including the ability to be removed for eating and brushing (and cleaning your aligners) as well as being virtually undetectable, and thus more visually appealing than traditional wire and bracket braces.

While Invisalign® can be a bit more expensive than wire and bracket braces, most people who choose Invisalign® find the aligners well worth the investment. 

You may also have heard that not everyone can benefit from Invisalign®. Unfortunately, this is true, depending on the severity of your orthodontic needs. But the good news is, Invisalign® can actually correct a whole host of oral health problems that you may not have realized! Here are just a few!


A crossbite is the definition of what happens when some of your upper teeth rest inside the lower teeth rather than outside the lower teeth. This problem can range from minor to severe, but can often be treated with Invisalign®. If you have a crossbite, Dr. Abelar can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign®.


An overbite is when your upper teeth sit too far in front of your bottom teeth. This is a very common orthodontic issue, and one that is often easily correctable by Invisalign®

Crooked Teeth

Generally speaking, Invisalign® is a great option for straightening crooked teeth, especially when no other bite issues are present.


An underbite is when your lower teeth jut out in front of your upper teeth. Not only is an underbite not aesthetically pleasing, it can also cause damage to your teeth, such as accelerated wear, and even cause difficulties with speaking. Invisalign® is a great option for fixing many cases of underbites.

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when the upper and lower jaw don’t meet. Invisalign® can help correct an open bite by repositioning the teeth so the mouth can close properly.


Crowded teeth not only look bad, they can be dangerous for teeth. Food and plaque can easily build up on crowded teeth, causing bad breath, cavities, and gingivitis. Invisalign® can help straighten out crowded teeth, but some teeth may need to be pulled or an expander may need to be used in conjunction with your Invisalign® treatment.


Invisalign® can help close some of the gaps between the teeth, helping to make a more even smile and making it easier to brush and floss the teeth.

If you have any of these common oral health issues and would like to be evaluated for Invisalign®, please contact Dr. Abelar’s office for a consultation today!

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