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Invisalign for Spaces Between Teeth – Chesapeake, VA

The Clear Choice for Gap Removal

A young woman nearing the end of her Invisalign in Chesapeake treatment, smiling and holding a clear aligner

Are you considering Invisalign in Chesapeake to eliminate the unwanted gap between your teeth? These clear aligners can work wonders for your smile, bringing your teeth closer together in a safe and effective way, and the best part is that it doesn’t require you to wear metal brackets and wires! By choosing Invisalign from Estrada Dentistry, you notice only get to experience a discreet way to improve your oral health and enhance your overall aesthetic, but you also spend less time wearing braces and instead, enjoy the happier, healthier smile you desire. To learn more, contact our office today to schedule an appointment.

Why Do Gaps Appear Between Teeth?

A young female with dark brown hair who is smiling with a gap between her two front teeth and in need of Invisalign

While you might want one specific reason as to why your teeth are gapped, unfortunately, there is a multitude of reasons, some of which include:

  • Genetics
  • Gum disease
  • Thumb-sucking or pacifier use as a child
  • Missing teeth
  • Tongue thrust
  • Large frenulum (lip tie)

When gapped teeth are left untreated for too long, you can begin to experience many of the most common dental problems, such as tooth decay, gum disease, wear and tear, and a misaligned bite. Food and debris can become easily trapped in these open spaces, making it difficult to effectively floss and brush your teeth.

Am I a Good Candidate for Invisalign?

A man inserting an Invisalign aligner into the top row of teeth

Only your cosmetic dentist in Chesapeake can determine if you are a qualified candidate for Invisalign but before you arrive for your consultation, it is important that you have good oral health in general. This means no tooth decay, gum disease, or cavities, as these types of issues will need to be addressed before starting Invisalign treatment. You’ll want your teeth to be as healthy as possible to make the orthodontic treatment as smooth and seamless as possible.

It is also good to evaluate if you are responsible enough for this type of treatment. Invisalign requires much more responsibility than traditional braces. Because they are removable, you will need to remain committed to the process, only taking out your trays to eat, drink, and clean them. If you must remove them for a special event, make sure you reinsert your trays as soon as possible.

How Does It Work?

A man having an Invisalign aligner inserted into his mouth during a fitting

When choosing Invisalign to eliminate the gap in your smile, you will need to wear your trays at least 20-22 hours each day. After 1-2 weeks of wear, you will trade your current set for the next one in the series. You might experience some minor discomfort as a result since your teeth are attempting to shift and form to the new mold; however, an over-the-counter pain reliever and cold compress can help to reduce any pain or ache you may have.

Each new set you insert will have your teeth moving closer together, causing the gap(s) in your smile to decrease. Over time, you will notice that your smile is becoming more aesthetically pleasing and before you know it, you’ll be finished with treatment!

Benefits of Invisalign

A young woman smiling in the dentist’s chair after completing her treatment with Invisalign

  • Safe and effective orthodontic treatment that is subtle and discreet
  • A great alternative to traditional braces
  • They’re removable, which means you can take them out to eat, drink, and clean them
  • Minimal chance of irritation to your soft oral tissues
  • Faster treatment time
  • Easy to clean and maintain