Orthodontists often prefer to use Invisalign over traditional orthodontic appliances due to the cost savings and time efficiency. Invisalign is a more cost-effective option than brackets and cables, and it can be used to correct a variety of dental issues. These include overbites, underbites, crossbites, and overcrowding. Both general dentists and orthodontists can prescribe Invisalign, although orthodontists are more experienced in its use.
Before beginning treatment, an orthodontist will review any previous dental treatment to ensure that Invisalign is appropriate. An overbite occurs when the upper teeth close too close in front of the lower teeth, making it difficult to chew and bite some foods. Fortunately, Invisalign can be used to move the teeth so that the upper and lower teeth align correctly when the mouth is closed. An underbite occurs when the lower teeth are in front of the upper teeth, causing difficulty speaking and wearing down the teeth more quickly. Invisalign can be used to move the lower teeth backwards so that they are naturally behind the front teeth.
In extreme cases, braces may need to be combined with Invisalign. A crossbite occurs when some of the upper teeth are inside the lower teeth and not outside. This can cause the teeth to chip and wear out and even cause the gums to retract. In many cases, Invisalign can be used to move misplaced teeth to the right place and treat a crossbite. An open bite occurs when the upper and lower teeth don't meet.
Invisalign can correct this by moving the upper and lower teeth into position so that they close properly. In some cases of overcrowding, Invisalign may also be able to help. In addition to being able to treat a variety of dental issues, orthodontists prefer Invisalign because it allows them to make more money with less effort. The cost savings from using Invisalign can be offset by time savings, making it a more attractive option for orthodontists. Some dentists or orthodontists may also offer payment plans for Invisalign treatment.