One of the most common issues we see when it comes to alignment is lower teeth crowding. It can happen to anyone, but it is especially common amongst those who have had their teeth straightened in the past with aligners or metal braces. What happens is either people stop wearing their retainer as much as they should, or they have a lingual bar that popped off and they never got around to having it placed back in.
Either way, teeth sometimes shift, especially the lower ones. It’s only natural for teeth to want to shift back to the position they were in before corrective orthodontic treatment. Slowly but surely, those lower teeth end up crowding each other and your smile isn’t as straight as it once was. Don’t worry; we have a really quick and convenient fix for you!
Invisalign Express for Lower Teeth Crowding
Also known as Invisalign 10, this quick version of the well-known aligner treatment is specifically meant for people whose teeth have shifted slightly. Invisalign added this treatment to help patients who don’t really need a full alignment, but just want to restore their beautiful smile in a short time period.
With Invisalign Express, you will receive ten aligner trays that are specifically designed to address your specific crowding issues. This treatment only takes five months from start to finish, which will fly by… trust us!
Afterward, you will receive a final lower tray that you can wear regularly to prevent further relapse. Bonus: at every future cleaning appointment, we will professionally clean your tray for you, free of charge!
Get a Healthier Smile!
The issue with lower teeth crowding isn’t just aesthetic. When any tooth overlaps another tooth, it can be extremely difficult — and in some cases almost impossible — to clean between them. Tartar can build up and staining on the teeth can become a real issue… not to mention decay.
All of our patients who are currently in treatment or have just started are very excited and are wondering why they haven’t addressed their lower teeth crowding sooner!
Whether you’ve just completed a full alignment treatment or you’re finishing an Invisalign Express treatment, consider investing in a Vivera retainer. This retainer is actually made by Invisalign, and it works great to keep your teeth in proper alignment. According to their website, they are twice as durable and 30% stronger than other retainers.
Unlike plastic or metal retainers, the Vivera retainer is clear (just like the regular Invisalign aligners) and it’s super easy to wear. You won’t have any crowding or relapse if you have a Vivera retainer!
If you’re ready to schedule a consultation with Dr. Jessica Emery and her team at Sugar Fix Dental Loft, all you have to do is give the office a call at (773) 883-1818 or click here to schedule online. We can get you all set up with an Invisalign Express treatment, or offer our suggestions to correct any other issues or concerns you have about your smile. We can’t wait to hear from you!