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Spaces Between Teeth

Close Unsightly Gaps in Your Smile

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Gaps between a child’s teeth are cute and endearing. In adults, however, it is a different story. Gaps can cause unending embarrassment. If improper spacing between your teeth makes you want to hide your smile, schedule a consultation with the team at Orbit Dental of Garland. Using Invisalign in Garland, we may be able to close unsightly gaps and help you achieve the attractive, evenly spaced grin that you have always wanted. Treatment may take as little as one year; before you know it, you could be smiling with total confidence!

Why Do I Have Gaps Between My Teeth?

Gaps between the teeth can occur for a number of reasons. In some cases, they happen due to natural structural issues. In most cases, though, there are other factors that have caused the empty spaces. All of the following issues might contribute to gapped teeth:

  • Thumb sucking or overuse of a pacifier as a child
  • Tongue thrust
  • Small teeth
  • Missing teeth
  • A large frenulum

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

Whether Invisalign is right for you depends on a few factors, including why your teeth have gaps between them. With certain issues, Invisalign is not the best treatment. For example, it may be preferable to treat small gaps with dental bonding or porcelain veneers. If a tooth is missing altogether, a dental implant might be the ideal solution. In some cases, Invisalign may work alongside other treatments to help a patient achieve the best results possible.

If it is possible to correct your alignment issues with Invisalign, there are additional factors you need to consider before you commit to the treatment. Invisalign may be perfect for you if you:

  • Want a discreet way to realign your teeth
  • Desire quick results
  • Are committed to complying with your treatment plan
  • Are diligent about oral hygiene

How Does Invisalign Work?

Whereas traditional braces use brackets and wires to move teeth into their proper places, Invisalign uses clear aligners instead. The aligners apply gentle pressure to the teeth to gradually reposition them. The aligners are custom-designed using advanced technology so they will fit your teeth snugly but comfortably. You’ll wear each aligner full-time (for 20 – 22 hours each day) for about two weeks before moving to the next aligner. On average, the total treatment time lasts about one year. After you work your way through all of the aligners, a retainer will help you maintain your results. Throughout your Invisalign journey, your cosmetic dentist in Garland will always be available to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have.

Benefits of Invisalign

Many patients opt for Invisalign because it offers some significant advantages:

  • The aligners aren’t readily noticeable
  • Invisalign has no metal parts to irritate the soft tissues in the mouth
  • Cleaning Invisalign and your mouth is easy throughout the treatment period
  • Invisalign checkups usually last just a few minutes

If you are ready to say goodbye to the gaps in your smile, the team at Orbit Dental of Garland is ready to help. Contact us today to schedule your consultation.