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Invisalign


 someone putting on a clear invisalign on their teeth When you are looking to get straight teeth, you may consider Invisalign or some other custom orthodontic system. But if you are already wearing braces and thinking of switching to invisalign this may be tricky. It is best to discuss this with our dentist to find out if this is possible. Invisalign is not for everyone, as these aligners are mainly suitable for people with minor teeth crookedness or misalignments. Also, it is preferable for responsible individuals who are willing to follow the dentist's instructions as Invisalign requires meticulous wearing time.

Here at our dental office, Robert H. Peterson DDS, you can get a custom-made Invisalign to straighten your teeth and give you the smile you desire. Some of the most common reasons our dentist may issue Invisalign aligners include:

Overbite and Underbite Issues


Overbites and underbites are sometimes caused by genetics, but the good news is that they can always be corrected. Your dentist can issue Invisalign to help reduce crookedness. The problem with overbite and underbite issues is that they cause chewing and speaking problems. This is why it is essential to take your child to the dentist as early as possible to eliminate this problem. Also, if you have this condition, it is not too late to have it corrected. An overbite usually occurs when your upper teeth close too far from the lower teeth, while an underbite is where your lower jaw overlaps the upper jaw.

Open bite


Also, if you have an open bite, it is vital to get Invisalign to correct the issue. An open bite is where a small or large space is left when you close your mouth. People with this condition also have speech problems, and some may have difficulties biting some foods. Open bites also occur at either side of your mouth, not necessarily in front or back. They can occur in any area of your mouth. If you have an open bite and misaligned teeth, it is likely due to one of these two things: incorrect oral habits or improper development during childhood.

Gapped Teeth


Gapped teeth are a common problem facing thousands of people, but luckily this can also be corrected using Invisalign. Gapped teeth can be unattractive and lead to self-consciousness about how you smile. These aligners are removable and reduce gaps without impacting your other teeth. Some people say that they feel more confident because of their straighter smiles. The best thing is that it is easy to start treatment right away with Invisalign.

How Long Do You Need to Use Invisalign?


Invisalign needs to be used for 20 to 22 hours every day until you feel your teeth have been completely straightened. You may need to wear them for a long time, depending on your dental condition. In some cases, Invisalign only needs to be used for six months to one year if you have a minor issue like gapped teeth. It is always best to confirm with the dentist how long you will need to use your Invisalign and how often the trays need to be replaced.

Improve Your Smile Today


If you feel you need Invisalign for your teeth, you are welcome to our Robert H. Peterson DDS dental clinic to get Invisalign clear aligners for your teeth. You are free to book an appointment with us by calling 503-635-3438.
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Phone


503-635-3438

Location


16600 Boones Ferry Rd.
Suite 103
Lake Oswego, OR
97035


Hours


Mon - Wed: 7:00am - 3:00pm
Thurs: 7:00am-1:00pm
Available for emergencies
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