Elmhurst Invisalign Discusses The Importance And Advantages of Structural Orthodontic Treatment

Written by Dr. Scharfenberg on May 3, 2022

Few of us are lucky enough to develop perfectly aligned smiles, naturally. That’s where orthodontic treatment comes into play! Today our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists are going to be sharing more information about improving oral health and function with orthodontics. Keep reading to learn more… 

Structural Orthodontic Treatment

Improving your dental alignment undoubtedly delivers a number immediately observable aesthetic results. However, Invisalign can also be used to treat structural dental problems and improve oral health. While these advantages may not be quite as visible, they are just as important.

Common Applications

You may benefit from using Invisalign to treat a crossbite, underbite, or overbite. Refining the way that your top and bottom teeth come together helps to protect your smile from attrition, so that you are able to maintain healthy dental enamel for the long-term. Proper bite alignment will also alleviate strain on your temporomandibular joints, helping to minimize your risk of developing TMJ disorder. 


Prior to beginning orthodontic treatment, we will want to make sure that your teeth are healthy enough for aligners. If you have existing cavities or gum disease, our team may recommend that these issues are treated before we start moving your teeth. Likewise, you will want to replace aging or failing crowns; once you have new restorations, we’ll be able to design your orthodontic aligners to fit snugly over your smile. 

Our Elmhurst Invisalign dentists are here to answer all of your questions and get you started with critical preventive, restorative, and aesthetic treatment. Please don’t hesitate to give us a call to get started!