Does Invisalign Fix Gaps?

Gaps between the teeth aren’t just a cosmetic problem. In some cases, it can cause serious issues with the patient’s oral health and bite, particularly if the teeth continue to shift.

If you have one or more gaps between your teeth, you’re likely thinking about fixing them with Invisalign, a popular orthodontic alternative that promises discretion.

But does Invisalign even treat gaps between teeth? How can you tell if these clear aligners are right for you? 

Find out the answers below. 

How Does Invisalign Work? 

Invisalign is a type of clear aligner that patients must wear every day for around 22 hours. When your aligners cover your teeth, they put pressure and slowly reposition them until they reach their most optimal placement. 

The "path" your teeth will take is highly controlled. The trays are all made based on scans of your mouth and teeth and follow a very specific map set by your Seattle dentist to ensure your bite and alignment issues are properly corrected. 

Does Invisalign Work on Teeth Gaps? 

Yes, Invisalign can most likely be effective at fixing gaps between teeth. It’s a common alignment issue for many Invisalign patients.

These clear aligners are incredibly effective in treating various cases of mild to moderate alignment problems, from gaps to overcrowded teeth and even bit issues like crossbites. 

Is Invisalign Right for You? 

The only way to know for sure if Invisalign is the right solution for you is to see Dr. Yoni or Dr. Bean for a short consultation. 

They will look at the following factors to determine if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign: 

  • Oral health: if you’re dealing with cavities, gum disease, or other oral health issues, your Invisalign treatment will have to wait until you get additional treatment and your teeth are healthy;
  • Alignment issue: then, it’s important to consider how severe your teeth gaps or other alignment issues are and determine if Invisalign can apply enough pressure to your teeth to correct them.
  • Compliance: the success of your treatment will depend on how well you can comply with it, from ensuring you wear the aligners daily to taking great care of your oral health. To that end, Invisalign might not be appropriate for people who cannot comply with this treatment. For example, it’s often not recommended for young children, who may remove the aligners at will. 

Getting Invisalign at Green Leaf Dental

If you want to get Invisalign to fix the gaps between your teeth, the process starts with a short consultation with Dr. Yoni or Dr. Bean 

Based on just a short visit, you can discover your best chances of getting a beautiful smile. 

To get started, schedule a visit to Green Leaf Dental online. 

Have more questions about Invisalign in Seattle? Then feel free to call us at (206) 316-2351, and we’d be happy to give you more information.

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