Mark D Phipps DDS Implants - Invisalign - AUBURN, CA
Mark D. Phipps, D.D.S. - Implants & General Dentistry
Why are crooked teeth a problem? And Could Invisalign be a Solution for Me?

Teeth that are not aligned properly in your mouth create what dentists call "malocclusion". Here are some of the types of malocclusion and the potential issues. 
 
Crowding,types of malocclusion and potential issues, buildup of plaque and tartar, harbors harmful periodontal bacteriaCrowding:
Buildup of plaque and tartar
Harbors harmful periodontal bacteria
Risk of periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss





Spacing, types of malocclusion and potential issues, food lodges between teeth, risk of sore, tender gums, risk of periodontal diseaseSpacing:
Food lodges between teeth
Risk of sore, tender gums
Risk of periodontal disease





Deep Bite, types of malocclusion and potential issues, over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate, premature wear and chipping of the lower front teethDeep Bite:
Over-erupted lower front teeth that can damage the palate
Premature wear and chipping of the lower front teeth




Crossbite, types of malocclusion and potential issues, premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth, abfraction, periodontal diseaseCrossbite:
Premature tooth wear and risk of chipped teeth
Abfraction--small notch in tooth at the gumline
Periodontal disease, tooth, and bone loss





excessive overjet, types of malocclusion and potential issues, chipped or fractured front teeth, trauma to front teethExcessive Overjet:
Chipped or fractured front teeth
Trauma to front teeth






edge to edge bite, types of malocclusion, and potential issues, risk of teeth chipping and breaking, jaw joint pain, shortened or worn down front teethEdge-to-Edge Bite:
Risk of teeth chipping and breaking
Jaw joint pain
Shortened or worn down front teeth





open bite, types of malocclusion and potential issues, abfraction, gum recession, loose teeth and bone loss, excessive, premature wear on back teethOpen Bite:
Abfraction--small notch in tooth at gumline
Gum recession, loose teeth and bone loss
Excessive, premature wear on back teeth






A Potential Health Risk

If left untreated, Malocclusion can lead to periodontal disease and premature wear of teeth that can worsen over time and even result in tooth loss. Periodontal disease may also increase the risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (hardening of the arteries)

A Straightforward Solution

Straightening your teeth can make a significant difference to having a healthy mouth and keeping your teeth for life. Ask us about straightening your teeth using Invisalign, a set of clear aligners that are custom-made to gradually straighten your teeth.  

Your Invisalign Evaluation costs you nothing.  Call us today and find out if Invisalign is the right solution for you! 530-885-0697