As we mentioned, the most common dental problems that can develop should you choose to leave your crowded teeth untreated include:
If you are unable to properly brush or floss between your teeth because they sit too close together, you run the risk of allowing harmful plaque accumulations to build in these areas and attack your tooth enamel and soft oral tissue. As a result, you could be faced with more complex and costly treatments to try and fix the problem.
While you may be thinking that the only way you’ll see a transformed smile that is healthy and beautiful is with traditional metal braces, orthodontics has come a long way with regard to how a person can straighten their smile. Now, with Invisalign, your cosmetic dentist in Hurst can offer an alternative solution that addresses the problem without compromising your daily appearance.
Your initial consultation with one of our dentists will allow them to examine your smile and clearly define the problem area. If crowded teeth require additional space, impressions will be taken to serve as a blueprint for lab technicians who will custom-create your Invisalign aligners.
Worn for 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks at a time, our team will explain when you should swap out your current trays for the next set in the series. This continuous pressure placed on your teeth will cause them to gradually shift in the right direction, creating necessary space and giving you a greater chance for improved oral health.
Depending on the severity of your overcrowding, treatment timelines can vary, but it is important that you maintain regular checkups with our team to avoid any possible delays in treatment.
Once you are finished with Invisalign, you will likely need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from shifting back into their original position and undoing all of your hard work and investment.