Fix Gaps in Teeth With Invisalign

Invisalign Bloomfield, NJ

The introduction of the Invisalign® system has transformed the way dentists correct cosmetic and misalignment issues of the teeth. This system, which uses transparent aligner trays, allows dentists to treat the issues without using metal braces. If you have gaps between your teeth, you will be pleased to know that Invisalign can be effective for closing the gaps and help you achieve a better-looking smile.

How Invisalign works

Invisalign® teeth aligners are created to fit over the patient’s mouth and correct dental issues such as crooked teeth, overbite and underbite. The patient will replace the aligners every few weeks, and the treatment may be as short as six months or as long as 18 months, depending on the severity of their condition. The general dentist can estimate how long the treatment will take and produce an accurate number of aligners that will achieve the desired results.

The alignment treatment can close gaps between the teeth by moving the teeth gradually over time. Unlike metal braces, the Invisalign trays are removable. This allows patients to eat and drink comfortably and clean their teeth and aligners thoroughly.

Invisalign is effective for most types of tooth gaps. However, it may take a longer time to correct larger gaps, and the patient might need to continue treatment for up to two years in this case. If the upper teeth are affected, the dentist may apply composite to different points on the teeth to enhance movement as the aligners become functional. Since all cases of tooth gaps are different, the dentist will probably recommend x-rays and perform an oral examination to know if these clear aligners will be the most effective option for correcting the issue.

Why correct gaps between teeth

Although undergoing teeth alignment treatment with Invisalign is a practical way to improve the smile’s appearance, that is not the only benefit. It also reduces the risk of gum disease that is caused by the spaces between the teeth. The tooth gaps can trap food particles, which can cause swelling or irritation of the gums. Eventually, this may lead to gingivitis, which may cause gum infection, pain and bleeding. Closing the gaps with aligner trays, together with good oral hygiene habits, can help prevent the occurrence of gum disease.

Who is eligible to get Invisalign for gapped teeth?

Fortunately, almost anyone can get Invisalign to straighten their teeth, including kids and young adults. As children lose their baby teeth and get new permanent teeth, the gaps may become visible, especially in the upper jaw. Using the aligners at an early age can help close the gaps and give the child a beautifully aligned smile without requiring braces.

Adults who also have gaps in teeth can talk to their dentist to know if the Invisalign system is the best option for correcting the problem. While individual cases are unique, the aligner trays work effectively to correct gaps in adults, regardless of age.

Conclusion

Gaps in teeth affect the appearance of your smile and may predispose you to gum disease. You can talk to the general dentist about getting Invisalign® to correct the problem and get your desired smile.

Request an appointment here: https://bloomfield.ismiledentalcarenj.com or call iSmile Dental Care of Bloomfield at (862) 702-5234 for an appointment in our Bloomfield office.

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