Improving Oral Health by Added Space

Smiles that are plagued with crowded teeth often face serious problems as it relates to oral health. Tooth decay, cavity formation, and gum disease are all possible issues that can arise if you are unable to effectively clean between your teeth. But what can you do? Teeth don’t just move without something forcing them, right? If you’re ready to do something about your crowded teeth but prefer to avoid metal brackets and wires, let Cimarron Family Dentistry use Invisalign in Hurst. These clear, plastic trays make it possible to shift your teeth in the right direction without your orthodontic treatment being obvious to others. Contact our office today to find out what you can do to get started with Invisalign.

What Can Happen if Crowded Teeth are Left Untreated?

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.

How Can Invisalign Help Treat Crowded Teeth?

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.

For optimal rsults, you should wear your aligner 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 your customized series. This gentle, continuous pressure 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.

The Benefits of Invisalign for Crowded Teeth

Discreet Treatment, Remarkable Results

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is a clear, removable aligner that is virtually invisible when worn. This allows our patients to benefit from orthodontic treatment without having to endure the aesthetic drawbacks of braces (which is often what discourages individuals from treatment in the first place). This solution allows you to confidently go about your daily routine confidently without feeling self-conscious about your smile.

Experience Unmatched Comfort 

Unfortunately, traditional braces are known to cause irritation and discomfort due to the brackets and wires used for their construction. Invisalign aligners, on the other hand, are created from a smooth, comfortable plastic that is custom-made to fit snugly against your teeth. This eliminates any potential for irritation and allows you to experience a more comfortable orthodontic journey!

Unrestricted Freedom 

It is well-known that maintaining good oral hygiene with traditional braces can be challenging due to the difficulty of cleaning around the brackets and wires on your teeth. Thanks to Invisalign’s removable nature, you can simply take out the aligners for brushing and flossing. It also allows room for you to remove your aligner and enjoy your favorite foods without any restrictions!

Is Invisalign for You?

While Invisalign is fantastic for those seeking a straighter smile, a consultation is the best way to determine if you’re a good candidate for this treatment. During our personalized assessment, we will examine the severity of your teeth crowding and evaluate your overall oral health.  Since Invisalign relies on consistent wear of the aligners for successful tooth movement, we also discuss the likelihood of patient compliance to determine whether this is the best solution. 

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