Invisalign and Crowded Teeth
Achieve a Beautiful Straight Smile with Invisalign
When you look in the mirror, do you see a mouthful of crowded teeth smiling back? Overcrowding is a common orthodontic issue that affects both teenagers and adults alike. While many people consider their crowded teeth unattractive and for this reason seek orthodontic treatment, not having adequate spacing between teeth can also contribute to a host of health issues.
Fortunately, Invisalign from a cosmetic dentist in Wildwood Crest can help! That’s right, achieving the straight smile of your dreams does not automatically mean months or even years of wearing unsightly and uncomfortable metal brackets and wires in your mouth.
Invisalign clear braces are the modern alternative to traditional orthodontic treatment. Learn how Invisalign in Wildwood Crest can straighten out your smile and improve your oral health.
Health Problems Linked to Crowded Teeth
Crowded teeth are more than just a cosmetic issue – they are a significant health risk as well. For instance, when teeth are positioned very close to one another or even doubled up in the gums, it is more difficult to properly brush and floss. If you are not able to properly clean your teeth every day, harmful plaque and tartar will build up on your gums and tooth enamel and may eventually lead to tooth decay and gum disease.
Other health issues related to crowed teeth include:
- Chewing problems – Crooked and crowded teeth can make it hard to properly chew, which in turn may cause digestion problems.
- Excess wear – Added wear and tear on teeth and jaw muscles can contribute to cracked teeth, TMJ disorder and headaches.
- Speech difficulties – Teeth are used to articulate sound, so overcrowded teeth can cause speech problems.
- Lower self-esteem – If you do not feel confident in your smile, you may end up staying home more often instead of hanging out with friends or family.
How Invisalign Corrects Crowded Teeth
Invisalign clear braces are a discreet and effective way to address crowded teeth. Each set of clear plastic aligners places pressure on strategic points of the patient’s smile to move crowded teeth fractions of a millimeter closer to proper alignment. This focused pressure slowly shifts teeth, creating space in the mouth and reducing overcrowding.
In cases of extreme overcrowding, a cosmetic dentist may first recommend extraction or use a special orthodontic appliance to create space in the gum line.
The total length of time it takes to straighten crowded teeth with Invisalign varies depending on the complexity of the case. After all, every smile is unique! Generally speaking, however, Invisalign treatment is often completed in 12 to 18 months – considerably less time than traditional metal braces!
Contact Us Today!
Don’t wait any longer to get the beautiful, straight smile you deserve. If you are tired of noticing your crowded teeth every time you look in the mirror or see a photo of yourself, give us a call at Diamond Beach Dental!
Dr. Scott Maslow, an active member of the American Association of Cosmetic Dentistry and recognized as one of New Jersey’s “2017 Top Dentists”, will be happy to examine your teeth and determine if you are eligible for Invisalign in Wildwood Crest. We look forward to hearing from you soon!