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Six Dental Issues Invisalign can Fix




1.Crowded Teeth


This occurs when there isn’t enough space in your jaw for your teeth to fit properly. If not corrected with clear braces, the overcrowding can worsen and leave other teeth very crooked, as well as lead to tooth decay and an increased risk of gum disease.


2. Overbite


An overbite is when your upper front teeth overlap with your lower front teeth. Most people have at least a little overbite. When your overbite is too large, your doctor might tell you you have a deep bite. This can cause problems, from your teeth wearing down to pain in your jaw.


3. Underbite


This occurs when your lower front teeth extend in front of your upper front teeth. It can be caused by many factors, including the overgrowth of the lower jaw, the undergrowth of the upper jaw, or many missing upper teeth. Since this can lead to pain and problems with jaw function, you should see an Invisalign provider as soon as possible to discuss treating the trouble with clear braces.


4. Crossbite


When your upper and lower jaws are misaligned, this makes it impossible for your upper and lower teeth to meet. A case of crossbite can lead to tooth erosion, gum disease, and eventual bone loss.


If you are experiencing any of these problems, seek out an Invisalign provider as soon as possible to correct these issues and save your smile.


5. Gap Bite


When you have extra space between two or more of your teeth, your doctor calls this spacing issues or gap teeth.Gap teeth can create pockets between your teeth and gums where food can get stuck. It can make your gums tender and sore and even lead to gum disease.


6. Open Bite


If your upper and lower teeth don't touch when your mouth is closed, your doctor calls this an open bite. An open bite can make it hard to chew or difficult to bite into some common foods



7. Baby and Permanent Teeth


As a child grows, their smile grows with them. And even with baby teeth, it may be the perfect time for children ages 6 to 10 to start orthodontic treatment. This is known as Phase 1 treatment.


The goal of Phase 1 treatment is to develop young jaws and/or arches to make room for existing teeth and for incoming permanent teeth.

  • Can prevent pre-existing bite issues from getting worse.

  • Can fix existing teeth straightening conditions.

  • Can improve the appearance of a growing child’s smile.

  • Can help with oral habits such as thumb sucking or tongue thrusting.

  • Can make Phase 2 treatment shorter and easier.

Book your Invisalign consultation with Dr. Peretz today by calling (202) 333-0003 or online at zocdoc.



Georgetown Smile offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Washington, DC. Our offices are conveniently located with Saturday hours to meet your needs. At Georgetown Smile, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Georgetown Smile.

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4400 MacArthur Blvd., Ste. 200 Washington, D.C. 20007

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