Invisalign for Crowded Teeth – Chesapeake, VA
Creating Space for Crowded Teeth
At Estrada Dentistry, it is not uncommon to see patients with crowded teeth. When space becomes an issue within the mouth, teeth can be shifted and moved out of alignment. What might seem like a cosmetic issue that creates embarrassment can actually lend itself to a more damaging effect on your oral health. Fortunately, with Invisalign in Chesapeake, living with crowded teeth no longer needs to be a reality. With these clear aligners, we can gently shift your teeth in the right direction, creating necessary space and making it possible to effectively clean and maintain better oral health. Contact us today to learn how you can get started with Invisalign.
What Can Happen if Crowded Teeth are Left Untreated?
Whether it is tooth decay, gum disease, cavities, or a misaligned bite, crowded teeth can cause serious problems for your oral health. When teeth sit too closely together, it becomes difficult to brush and floss. This causes harmful bacteria and food particles to become trapped and remain on the teeth and gums for extended periods of time. If left untreated, you could be faced with numerous dental treatments in an attempt to address everything from decay to disease.
How Can Invisalign Help Treat Crowded Teeth?
Invisalign uses clear aligners that are custom-made to fit your mouth. Wearing your trays for approximately 20-22 hours each day, you will notice that your teeth are moving in the right direction. After wearing your trays for one week, you will swap them out for the next set in the series. With each new set, your teeth will move into proper realignment, creating necessary space and ultimately, leaving you with a more uniform, healthier smile.
These aligners are made by dental lab technicians who customize your trays based on a series of impressions taken by our dental team.
Throughout your treatment, you will be responsible for keeping your regularly scheduled dental appointments, as this will allow us to examine your smile and ensure everything is moving along smoothly.
You can expect to wear your Invisalign aligners for about 12 months, but this can vary depending on your case and the severity of your initial problem.
Once you are finished with Invisalign, it will be necessary for you to wear a retainer. This oral appliance will be beneficial to keep your teeth from shifting back into their original position. It will be up to our team to determine how long you’ll need to wear your retainer, but in most cases, you will need to wear it for at least 22 hours a day in the beginning before eventually switching to only wearing it at night.