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How Invisalign Can Help with Crowded Teeth

closeup of woman with crowded teeth

One of the most common orthodontic issues Dr. Jeff Rodgers sees is crowded teeth. This can be caused by a wide range of factors, such as one of the jawbones being a bit too small, a few rotated teeth, or a single tooth coming in at the improper angle, throwing off the alignment of the rest. Thankfully, this can be easily fixed, and the most comfortable approach is usually Invisalign. This custom-made treatment allows patients to straighten their teeth without having to deal with the hassles of metal braces, and it has already been used to help millions of people address this exact problem.

woman unhappily looking at her teeth in the mirrorProblems Caused by Crowded Teeth

In addition to making someone feel self-conscious about how their smile looks, crowded teeth can also cause serious oral health issues if ignored. When the teeth are scrunched together, this creates small areas where plaque and bacteria can become trapped and stay out of reach of a toothbrush or floss, increasing the chances of tooth decay. Plus, the entire bite can be thrown off by misaligned teeth as well, causing excess strain to be placed on the jaw joint that creates persistent pain, stiffness, and even chronic headaches! For many patients, doing something about their crowded teeth is about much more than their appearance!

young woman holding Invisalign aligner and smilingWhat Invisalign Can Do

The way Invisalign works is that a patient wears a progressive series of clear plastic aligners that slowly but surely shift the teeth into new positions. Because a patient with crowding might not have enough room in their mouth for properly aligned teeth, an Invisalign treatment might be preceded by a tooth extraction or the wearing of another orthodontic appliance designed to widen the dental arch. Both of these approaches create the space necessary to move the teeth. Once a patient is ready to start wearing their aligners, the average treatment time is about 12-18 months on average. Afterward, the teeth should be beautifully straight, functional, and much easier to clean!

closeup of hand holding Invisalign alignerGet Started Today

If you’re ready to finally address your crowded teeth, then taking the first step is easy. Just contact our office today to schedule a consultation. We’ll examine your mouth, go over your options, and if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign, our team can begin designing your aligners right away. With us, the straight smile you’ve always wanted is closer than you might think! To come see us or ask us any questions, click here.