Mind the Gaps: Invisalign for Gapped Teeth

Since its inception, Invisalign® has dramatically changed the way people think about orthodontics. By offering an alternative to traditional metal braces, these virtually invisible, removable aligners have allowed teenagers and adults who might otherwise be reluctant to undergo orthodontic treatment to benefit from the care they need.

One of the greatest benefits of Invisalign® is that patients do not have to sacrifice results for convenience. They can achieve essentially the same results through Invisalign® as they can through conventional braces. However, Invisalign® offers a variety of aesthetic and oral health benefits that wire-and-bracket braces cannot.

Invisalign® can be used to address many oral health issues, including gaps between teeth. At Sugar Fix Dental Loft in Chicago, Invisalign® for gapped teeth has helped many patients achieve more attractive, uniform smiles that they are proud to flash in public. If you have small gaps that are separating your teeth, and you would like to learn more about how Invisalign® can close these gaps and give you the beautiful smile you deserve, we invite you to meet with experienced dentist and certified Invisalign® provider Jessica T. Emery at your earliest convenience.

How does Invisalign® work?

The first stage of Invisalign® involves determining your candidacy. Once Dr. Emery determines that you are a good candidate for Invisalign®, she will use an advanced computer program to plan out the path that will be required to shift your teeth from their current positions into their optimal positions. According to this plan, a group of clear, plastic aligners will be manufactured, with each aligner being shaped slightly differently. Approximately every two weeks, you will replace the current aligner you are wearing for the next in the series. This will allow your teeth to gradually but definitively move toward their ideal positions within your mouth.

How does Invisalign® treat gaps between teeth?

Gaps between your teeth result from alignment problems, which Invisalign® corrects by guiding the teeth permanently into their proper positions in your jaw. As a result, teeth that are separated by excess space will be moved closer together, creating a stronger bite and reducing the risk of teeth moving further out of alignment toward the spaces. You will have a smile that is both healthier and more aesthetically pleasing.

Are you a good candidate for Invisalign® for gapped teeth?

As long as you are willing to wear your Invisalign® aligners for at least 20 hours each day, removing them only to eat, brush, and floss, then you are probably a good candidate for Invisalign® for gapped teeth. In most cases, Invisalign® costs roughly the same as treatment with traditional braces and may even be covered by your insurance.

Invisalign® is generally effective at closing gaps between teeth that are the result of misalignment. If you have gaps that are the result of misshapen or abnormally narrow teeth, Invisalign® may not be the most effective treatment option.

Learn More about Invisalign® for Gapped Teeth

To learn more about Invisalign® for gapped teeth, please contact Sugar Fix Dental Loft today.

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By |2017-10-09T17:21:44+00:00March 31st, 2015|Invisalign|