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Invisalign® in South Edmonton

Clear Retainer Treatment to Improve Your Smile!

Invisalign Orthodontics® Edmonton: Clear Retainer Treatment to Improve Your Smile!

If some of your teeth are misaligned, you have what dentists refer to as malocclusion. Malocclusion varies in severity and can present in a variety of ways. Crooked teeth are less aesthetically pleasing than straight teeth, but is that the only reason to correct their alignment?

Crooked Teeth are Hard to Clean

With more nooks and crannies to hide in, plaque bacteria can collect around the tooth and gum tissue, resulting in periodontitis (gum disease). Early warning signs include red irritated gums and bleeding when brushing or flossing.

Injury Resistance

Straight teeth are more resistant to injury than misaligned teeth. Misaligned teeth are often more exposed to stresses, and protruding teeth may be more susceptible to chips and uneven wear as a result.

Bite Mechanics

Your dentist is not just concerned with beautiful smiles. Dentists are also concerned with the mechanics of your bite. If your bite alignment is off, your teeth may perform less effectively when eating or speaking.

When assessing your teeth and gums, your dentist will be watching for:

Upper Protrusion

Often called ‘buck’ teeth, they present with front teeth that protrude outward.

Spacing or Crowding

Our teeth need enough room to erupt properly – too much crowding can prevent teeth from erupting (called an impaction). Large spacing between teeth means that the tooth has less support – leaving it more prone to damage, injury, and wear.

Misplaced Midline

The midline is the vertical meeting point between the upper front and lower front teeth, respectively. Midlines that do not align vertically are referred to as being misplaced.


Occurs when upper front teeth overlap the lower front teeth more than they should. In some cases, an overbite can result in the bottom front teeth cutting into the roof of the mouth.

Open Bite

Refers to fully erupted teeth that meet only in the back of the mouth, resulting in spacing between upper and lower front teeth even with the jaw fully closed.


An underbite occurs when the lower front teeth are further forward than the top front teeth when the jaw is closed.


Occurs when upper and lower teeth fit into the wrong side of one another. This can occur, for example, when the upper and lower dental arches are of different size.

Uneven Wear

Misalignment results in wear of one side more than the other.


This occurs when teeth erupt in each other’s place.


Teeth that turn in place, lean in the wrong direction, or both.

Temporomandibular Joint Disorder (TMJ)

A painful condition that affects the proper function of the upper and lower jaw. Headaches, painful chewing, and lockjaw result from TMJ.

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