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Gapped Teeth – Humble, TX

Improve Your Smile with Clear Aligners

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Are you embarrassed by large spaces between your teeth? Although you might believe they are only an aesthetic issue, they can also compromise your oral health. It’s easy for food particles and plaque to get trapped between your teeth, increasing your risk for cavities, gum disease, and even dental emergencies. Thankfully, you can close the gaps and improve your dental health with Invisalign. Clear aligners provide a perfect alternative to noticeable brackets and wires. We can use the FDA-approved treatment to give you the beautiful, healthy smile you deserve.

Causes of Gaps Between Teeth

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Alignment problems can come in a variety of forms, like overcrowded or rotated teeth; however, gaps are also a common concern. There are several factors that can contribute to large spaces in your smile, such as:

  • Gum disease
  • Thumb-sucking or pacifier use during childhood
  • Smaller than average teeth
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Missing teeth
  • Large frenulum

Your dentist will perform a thorough examination to determine the cause of your alignment issues to create the customized plan you need to reposition your teeth.

Candidate for Invisalign

Hand holding clear aligners for Invisalign.

Invisalign can be used to correct a variety of bite and alignment concerns; however, clear aligners aren’t right for everyone. Your dentist will conduct a comprehensive consultation to ensure the aligners will be effective in fixing your alignment and bite. Besides your orthodontic needs, you might be a candidate for Invisalign if:

  • You want a discreet, sophisticated treatment.
  • You want quick results.
  • You are committed to your home oral hygiene.
  • You visit your dentist regularly for cleanings and checkups.

Process of Invisalign Treatment

Woman with straight teeth after using Invisalign.

After your initial consultation to determine if Invisalign is right for you, your dentist will take a series of digital impressions of your mouth to map the movement of your teeth using advanced technology. The information is transferred to a series of aligners, which you’ll wear for at least 22 hours per day. Each aligner applies continual pressure to gradually move your teeth into their ideal positions. You’ll switch to a new aligner every week. Although each treatment plan is unique, most patients are finished with their series in about 12 months. You’ll require a retainer at the end of your treatment to preserve your results.

Benefits of Invisalign

When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign offers exceptional advantages when used to correct gapped teeth. When choosing clear aligners to enhance your smile, you’ll enjoy:

  • Nearly invisible treatment for added confidence.
  • No irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks from brackets or wires.
  • No dietary restrictions because the aligners are removable.
  • Easy maintenance and care.
  • Less time in the dental chair because appointments for adjustments aren’t needed.
  • Results in as few as 12 months.
  • Covered under many dental insurance plans.

Schedule Your Consultation Today

If you’re ready to love the smile you see in the mirror, it’s time to schedule your consultation for Invisalign. You can invest in your dental health and your self-esteem using the clear choice in orthodontics. Contact our office today to see if Invisalign is right for you.