Invisalign is a popular method for correcting a crooked smile or a misaligned bite. Many patients, especially adults, find the understated look of Invisalign treatments appealing, as it lets them correct issues with their teeth without needing to install invasive, highly visible braces. This treatment method can be used to treat the crowding of teeth by adjusting the spacing and alignment of teeth.
What Are Crowded Teeth?
Crowded teeth are a type of malocclusion that occurs when there is not enough room in your jaw for all your teeth to fit side-by-side. Instead, they push against each other and overlap, so they can all fit into a space that is too small for them. This usually results in a crooked smile.
Problems Caused by Crowded Teeth
Crowded teeth can cause problems with dental hygiene
. The way the teeth are bunched together makes it difficult to reach the entire tooth while brushing and flossing. The overlapping and crookedness create a lot of crevices that are hard to clean, which allows plaque to build up and increases the chances of tooth decay and gum disease
. The misalignment of these teeth can also affect your bite, which creates its own issues. Eating can become uncomfortable, and the unevenness can put more wear on your teeth, straining the gum tissue and jaw. Crowded teeth often continue to get more crowded, so treatment is very beneficial in preventing future issues.
Getting Invisalign Aligners
Invisalign treatment centers around clear aligners that go over your teeth. Each aligner is custom created, allowing for a comfortable fit. Your dentist will scan your teeth and use a 3D image to make an aligner that fits your mouth instead of taking a physical impression of your teeth using a mold. Aligners are trimmed to fit your unique gumline which gives them a more natural appearance and comfortable fit. Since aligners are removable, they don’t require you to learn special brushing techniques or avoid certain foods
the way braces do.
How Does Invisalign Help with Crowding?
Invisalign for crowding helps by adjusting the positioning of your teeth
and your bite. It aligns them correctly and straightens teeth out. The aligners move your teeth to be evenly spaced instead of bunched together, making it easier to chew food and clean your teeth. This treatment helps you reduce chances of gum disease and tooth decay while creating a smile you can be proud of.
Invisalign is a great way to address issues caused by crowded teeth without using braces. You can get the benefits of a corrected smile with this removable, clear appliance. Contact us today
in Lower Manhatten to set up a consultation appointment to see if Invisalign is right for you.