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Widely Spaced Teeth: Is Invisalign an Option?

Wide spaces between the teeth can greatly diminish the look of your smile. It can also affect your bite, pushing your teeth and jaws out of proper alignment. In some cases, Invisalign can present a more convenient option than traditional braces for correcting spaces between the teeth.

What is Invisalign?

Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that uses custom made plastic trays to gradually move the teeth into position. These trays serve the same function as traditional braces and bands—moving the teeth gradually over a period of time until they are in the proper position. Invisalign is used to correct a number of alignment issues including: [pullquote]In some cases, Invisalign can present a more convenient option than traditional braces for correcting spaces between the teeth.[/pullquote]

  • Spaces between the teeth
  • Overlapping teeth
  • Malocclusion

Invisalign trays are constructed based on molds of your teeth, as well as detailed digital photographs and models that represent incremental stages of your treatment. Each tray moves your teeth a small amount. After about two weeks, your teeth have settled into the new position, and a new tray is introduced. By the time you reach the final tray, your teeth will be straight, properly aligned, and have no gaps between them. You will have a beautiful, perfect smile. Wearing a retainer according to the instructions of your orthodontist will ensure that the teeth will remain in position.

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign Treatment?

To determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign treatment, consult with your orthodontist. After evaluating your teeth and the changes necessary to give you proper alignment and a perfect smile, he will determine if Invisalign will work for your specific needs.

Although Invisalign is an effective treatment for many orthodontic issues, in some cases traditional braces will lead to a better result. Only a consultation with an experienced orthodontist can determine if you are a good candidate for Invisalign.

To find out more about how Invisalign can help you, please contact our office, serving Georgetown CT and the surrounding area, for a detailed Invisalign consultation.

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