Spaces Between Teeth – Wethersfield, CT
Close the Gaps in Your Smile
A healthy, beautiful smile involves more than just preventing cavities and gum disease. Instead, the alignment of your teeth can also impact your oral health and your confidence. While there are a variety of issues that can occur, many patients are concerned about large spaces between their teeth. Traditionally, metal braces are used to close the gaps; however, you need a more sophisticated approach. Invisalign in Wethersfield might be the answer for you. You can move your teeth using the nearly invisible solution in orthodontics.
Why Do I Have Gapped Teeth?
When you envision alignment problems, rotated or overcrowded teeth might come to mind, but large spaces are equally as common. Gapped teeth are usually caused by an underlying factor, such as:
- Gum disease
- Thumb-sucking or using a pacifier
- Smaller than average teeth
- Tongue thrust
- Missing teeth
- Large frenulum
Your cosmetic dentist in Wethersfield will identify the cause of the spaces to create the personalized treatment plan you need for a beautiful, straight smile. Although you might believe the spaces are only an aesthetic concern, they can also impact your dental health. In fact, you can have an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease because food particles and plaque can get trapped between your teeth. Closing the spaces is a smart choice to improve your oral health through a beautiful smile.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Invisalign can be used to treat a variety of alignment issues, including spaces between your teeth, but we’ll still need to perform an initial consultation. If the gaps are minor, we might be able to correct them without braces, such as using veneers or dental bonding. If the spaces are larger, you might be a candidate for Invisalign if:
- You need a discreet solution.
- You want quick results.
- You can follow your treatment plan.
- You’re committed to your oral hygiene.
- You can keep regular dental appointments.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Invisalign uses a different concept than metal braces, which pull your teeth together using brackets and wires. Instead, we take digital impressions of your mouth to map the movement of your teeth using state-of-the-art technology. The information is fabricated to a series of clear plastic aligners worn over your teeth for at least 22 hours per day.
Each aligner applies consistent pressure to gradually move them into their ideal positions. You’ll switch to the next aligner in the series after about 1 week. Although every treatment plan differs, most patients are finished with their series in about 12 months.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign is a patient-preferred solution to correct alignment issues because clear aligners offer exceptional benefits when compared to metal braces, such as:
- Nearly invisible treatment.
- Smooth and comfortable fit.
- No irritation to the inside of your mouth.
- No dietary restrictions.
- Easy maintenance and care.
- Less time in the dental chair.
- Results in as few as 12 months.
Invest in a Beautiful Smile
If you’re ready to close the gaps in your smile, it’s time to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.