If you think Zenyum Invisible Braces can only fix cosmetic issues for your teeth, think again. Zenyum Invisible Braces is an alternative to traditional metal braces for many of the same bite difficulties, giving you a selfie-worthy, straight smile you feel confident to flaunt.
Here are some of the most common dental alignment issues that Zenyum Invisible Braces may correct.
An overbite, also called buck teeth, occurs when your upper front teeth stick out beyond your lower front teeth. An overbite can be hereditary or it could result from poor oral hygiene like excessive nail biting, teeth grinding or tongue-thrusting too far forward into the mouth. Overbites could cause difficulty while chewing and also result in pain in the jaws.
An underbite is the exact opposite of an overbite! It’s when your lower teeth rest in front of your top teeth. An underbite is more than just a cosmetic issue as leaving it uncorrected risks wearing down your teeth which can put stress on the joints in your jaw.
Crowding can happen when there is not enough space in the mouth for permanent teeth to grow in straight, leading to overcrowding or overlapping teeth. Because crowded teeth are so close to one another, it becomes a lot harder to keep your teeth clean. This can lead to higher risks of cavities, or tooth decay, bone loss and gum disease.
4. Gaps between teeth
Gaps between your teeth can form anywhere in your mouth, but it’s more noticeable between the two upper front teeth. Gap formation can be caused either by the size of the teeth or the jaw bone, for example, a diastema may arise when your teeth are too small for your jaw bone. Gaps can also be formed through habits like thumb sucking as a child. While most people choose to treat gaps for cosmetic reasons, untreated gaps can also lead to excessive plaque buildup and bring about gum disease.
A crossbite is similar to an underbite as in both cases the upper teeth fit behind your lower teeth when your mouth is closed. However, while an underbite affects all teeth, a crossbite only impacts a group of teeth. An ongoing crossbite can cause difficulty speaking, pain in your jaw or teeth, and even sleep apnea.
Rotated, or misaligned teeth, can be caused when a person’s upper and lower jaws aren’t the same size, although most cases of rotated teeth are just inherited traits like the colour of your eyes. Rotated teeth can interfere with proper chewing, strain the teeth and jaws increasing the risk of breaking a tooth and make overall teeth cleaning more of a challenge, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay. Some signs you may have rotated teeth include abnormal alignment of your teeth, difficulty when chewing or biting, and speech difficulties. abnormal alignment of your teeth, difficulty when chewing or biting, and speech difficulties.
What’s the difference: ZenyumClear vs ZenyumClear Plus
Zenyum Invisible Braces cater to all the bite issues mentioned above with different treatment plans for different degrees of complexities.
For a simple breakdown, ZenyumClear is the choice for you if you wish to make minor aesthetic corrections to your slightly wonky teeth. ZenyumClear mainly targets your front upper and lower teeth with a treatment duration of 3-9 months.
For more moderate to complex teeth conditions, you may choose to consider ZenyumClear Plus, which is an extension to ZenyumClear. This treatment has a longer duration of 9-15 months and involves the movement of all your teeth.
You can also check out this article for a clearer understanding of the bite issues each treatment can fix.
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So how do you know if Zenyum Invisible Braces are right for you?
We provide a free smile assessment for you to share your bite concerns and take pictures of your teeth so our dental experts can see if you’re eligible for Zenyum Invisible Braces. Rest assured, for privacy reasons photos are only used for treatment assessment.