What Orthodontic Problems Can Invisalign Fix?

Invisalign uses sets of aligners you switch out for a new pair every few weeks. Each new set of Invisalign aligners will help straighten the smile. While we recommend Invisalign for patients with mild to moderate orthodontic problems, Invisalign can address common types of malocclusion or bad bites. Invisalign is a part of the cosmetic dentistry services we provide to patients in the Deerfield, IL, area. 

What Orthodontic Problems Can Invisalign Fix?

Fix Your Smile with Cosmetic Dentistry in Deerfield, IL

Invisalign is a cosmetic dental treatment that can help prevent complications from orthodontic issues, including TMJ disorders, gum disease, and cavities. Misaligned teeth can place pressure on the teeth and jaw when biting and chewing. Over time, this imbalance can contribute to TMD.

Orthodontic issues can make it difficult to brush and floss teeth if they are crooked or overlap. Straightening teeth can enhance smile aesthetics and oral health. 

Invisalign can fix mild to moderate problems to create a straighter smile. Explore the orthodontic problems we can fix with Invisalign treatment in our office: 

Crowded Teeth

Overcrowded teeth occur when you do not have enough room in your mouth for your teeth. If you have an overcrowded smile, you may find it difficult to clean between your teeth, increasing your risk of tooth and gum decay.


An overbite occurs when the upper teeth protrude over the lower teeth. Buck teeth can also occur with an overbite due to tooth position. 


If you have an underbite, your lower teeth cover your upper teeth when you bite down. The lower teeth should not protrude in front of the lower teeth. 

Open Bite

An open bite occurs when the tongue comes between the upper and lower teeth when biting down. Early habits like thumb sucking can increase the risk of developing an open bite. 


A crossbite occurs when the upper and lower teeth do not come together properly. There are posterior and anterior crossbites. The upper teeth can sit in the back teeth, or the upper teeth can sit behind the lower teeth. 

Tooth Gaps

Gaps between your teeth can impact the spacing of other teeth. If you have a gap between your front teeth, it may solely be an aesthetic problem. However, you can experience tooth gaps between multiple teeth that can pose a problem for your bite. 

Invisalign can also address orthodontic relapse. If you experience any of these orthodontic problems after you complete braces treatment and stop wearing your retainers, we may recommend Invisalign.

Contact us by requesting a dental appointment online. Call our office for cosmetic dentistry treatment in Deerfield, IL, at (847) 230-9703.