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Crowded Teeth – Humble, TX

Creating Space for Crowded Teeth

Crowded teeth are a common orthodontic issue. They may make you feel self-conscious about your smile, especially if the overcrowding is near the front of the mouth. Moreover, they pose a threat to your oral health. Fortunately, you may not have to put up with the hassles of traditional braces in order to say goodbye to the overcrowding and hello to a renewed smile. Invisalign is able to correct most cases of crowded teeth. On this page, you will learn more about how this innovative clear braces treatment may be able to give your teeth the space they need in order to thrive.

Potential Problems with Crowded Teeth

Close-up of beautiful smile without crowded teeth in Humble

As noted above, crowded teeth can have a significant impact on your smile’s aesthetics. However, this alignment issue can contribute to other concerns as well, including:

  • Tooth decay. It is usually quite challenging to brush and floss between crowded teeth, which means that food debris can get trapped in the mouth and lead to cavities.
  • Bad breath and gum disease. Challenges to oral hygiene can allow harmful bacteria to flourish, leading to inflamed gums and chronic bad breath.
  • Broken/worn teeth. Crowded teeth do not line up properly with one another, which means that they are ore likely to grind against each other or hit each other at odd angles.

How Invisalign Helps with Crowded Teeth

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Invisalign uses a series of custom, clear aligners to apply gentle pressure to the teeth and shift them into their proper positions. Over time, this can correct crowding and address bite alignment problems. Depending on the severity of the overcrowding, Invisalign may take anywhere from a few months to a year or longer to produce ideal results. Throughout your treatment period, you will enjoy the convenience of being able to remove your aligners when you eat meals and clean your teeth.

Also, keep in mind that in some cases, extractions are necessary. This is especially true in instances where a patient’s genetics have bestowed them with extra teeth. Removing one or more teeth may create the space that is necessary in order to move the remaining teeth into proper alignment. Your dentist will plan your treatment with the goal of making it as conservative as possible.

Contact Us Today!

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Are you struggling with crowded teeth and their associated problems? The team at Progressive Dental Group is ready to help you. Contact us today to learn more about Invisalign or to schedule your consultation. We look forward to helping you achieve the healthy, beautiful smile that you deserve!