Why You Might Need Clear Aligners

March 22, 2022 Jeffrey T. Baker, DDS PC

Usually, people only think orthodontic treatment is an option during adolescence. However, people with misaligned teeth can benefit from clear aligners at any age. Misaligned teeth affect both your self-confidence and oral health the longer your teeth remain crooked.

Are clear aligners right for you? You can request an appointment with our Shelby Township dentists to find out if you’re a candidate for Invisalign® aligners. Here are a number of conditions that can be fixed with clear aligners.
Clear Aligners In Shelby Township, Mi


If your teeth are overcrowded, it can be increasingly difficult to properly clean them. It’s harder to floss between your teeth and brush their whole surface while they’re scrunched up against each other.

Clear aligners enable us to straighten your smile and even out the spacing between your teeth. Correcting alignment issues helps prevent gum disease and tooth decay by better enabling you to clean your teeth.

To Close the Gaps

Similar to overcrowding, large gaps between teeth can also cause oral health problems. Food particles can stick to larger open spaces along the gumline which can cause gum disease, bad breath, and other problems.

Additionally, closing gaps in your smile is a cosmetic solution. Gaps between teeth can make someone reluctant to smile and be the cause of low self-confidence. However, this doesn’t have to be the case with orthodontic clear aligners.

To Fix an Overbite

You may have an overbite if your bottom teeth sometimes bite into the roof of your mouth or completely disappear with your bite.

An overbite can damage your teeth and gums over time if left untreated. Although it’s easier to treat an overbite while the jaw is still growing, we can use braces to fix your bite and improve the appearance of your smile at any age.

To Cure a Crossbite

You may have a crossbite if your lower teeth overlap with your top front teeth when you smile. If left untreated, a crossbite can increase your risk of fracturing or wearing teeth and increase your rate of tartar build up. If you think you have a crossbite, schedule an appointment with our office soon rather than later to prevent further damage to your teeth and gums.

To Correct an Open Bite

You may have an open bite if there is a noticeable gap between your upper and lower teeth. People with open bites are likely to have difficulty eating and talking. An open bite may be caused by a habit of tongue thrusting which can be treated to prevent the bite from getting worse. Give us a call today to learn how we can treat your open bite.

Request an Appointment

Our dentists in Shelby Township, MI, can help you straighten your teeth with Invisalign aligners. To request an appointment, you can give us a call at (586) 992-9222. We want to help you regain confidence in your smile and not hesitate to show it off to the whole world.

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