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Can Invisalign Fix Gaps in Teeth?

Can Invisalign close gaps in teeth? 


In some cultures, some diastemas have attained a cosmetic appeal for the individuals that carry them. However, in the United States, gaps between teeth are seen as unattractive and can be a turn-off.  


If you have gaps between your teeth, find out whether Invisalign can help close them! 



Can Invisalign treatment close gaps in teeth?

Yes, Invisalign can close the unwanted gaps in your teeth, preventing dental issues and enhancing the beauty of your smile and overall appearance. The Invisalign treatment option is a favorite of many patients because it is convenient, easy to use, and, best of all, barely noticeable.


Can Invisalign fix front teeth gaps?

If you have gaps between your front teeth, Invisalign can help. It works by exerting pressure on the existing teeth, similar to how it treats other orthodontic issues like dental overcrowding, gradually moving them into the correct position.


Can Invisalign close gaps caused by missing teeth?

Even if the gaps result from missing teeth, Invisalign is an ideal treatment option. Depending on your situation, the broader orthodontic treatment may include wearing Invisalign.


What you should know about gaps between teeth

Gaps occur anywhere across your dentition but mostly appear between the two front teeth. While it’s common due to genetic reasons, gaps may also develop from abnormal swallowing reflex, thumb sucking, or oversized labial frenum. It could also be an advancement of gum disease.


Understanding the nature of your gaps can help the orthodontist recommend the correct measures.


How Invisalign works to fix gaps in teeth

Invisalign works by slowly moving your teeth using custom-made, clear plastic aligner trays made from 3D imprints of your teeth. 


The aligners are custom-fitted to your dentition and, once installed, help to push back the teeth along predefined lines, restoring straightness to the affected teeth and closing the gap. Similarly, any other teeth that are crowded together or crooked can be moved and corrected, too.

 

Depending on your case, you may have to wear the aligners for between six months and a year. Severe cases may require you to wear the aligners for longer.


Invisalign vs. traditional braces: which is better for fixing gapped teeth?

Invisalign’s clear aligners are extremely popular for orthodontic treatments involving teeth gaps because they’re metal-free. With the removable Invisalign, you can enjoy your favorite meals without hindrance. Plus, it’s easier to keep your teeth clean and healthy. In some cases, such as if the gap between teeth is wider than 6mm, you may require braces. 


Metal braces are also highly effective if you don’t mind showing off wires and brackets with every smile. However, they can be uncomfortable, and you risk injuring your gums and teeth if the bracket breaks or wire pokes, which can set you back on your orthodontic treatment.


Ultimately, the choice between Invisalign and braces depends on your condition, preference, and lifestyle. 


Benefits of Invisalign for correcting gaps in teeth

The benefits of using Invisalign to fix teeth gaps are:

  • They’re comfortable to wear and don’t irritate your gums.

  • They’re almost invisible, making them the best aesthetic and cosmetic choice.

  • They’re fitted for your exact dentition, so you can be assured of a tailored solution, which is always the best.

  • They’re easy to use and remove.


Fix your gapped teeth and get the perfect smile you’ve always wanted

Whether you have gaps between the two front teeth or elsewhere, Invisalign can close them, enhancing the beauty of your smile and confidence. 

When you visit us, we’ll conduct a thorough orthodontic exam and draw up a treatment plan 100% personalized to your condition. Book an appointment today. 

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