Invisalign is a popular procedure and wearable device that many adults are opting for to subtly and conveniently correct dental problems. Many patients begin their Invisalign treatment hoping to correct tooth gaps and the results are overwhelmingly positive.
Below is some information to consider before moving forward with an Invisalign treatment.
Most dentists would confirm that, with proper treatment and planning by your orthodontist, Invisalign is able to effectively close all tooth gaps and spaces in your mouth. That being said, it all depends on the size of the gap that needs to be closed, and that would need to be evaluated by your orthodontist before proceeding in order to give you realistic expectations.
One of the major caveats to consider before pursuing Invisalign as a method for closing tooth gaps is the size of your teeth. Patients with smaller teeth often find that Invisalign is great at closing unappealing gaps, but that additional bonding of composite and even veneers may be necessary in order to make teeth sizes look ideal if you have smaller than average teeth. Dr. Slilberman will be able to give you all of the information about potential combinations of treatments before you begin so you can make the best decision possible.
The bottom line is that most cosmetic dentists would agree that Invisalign works wonders and that the treatment, more often than not, produces amazing results and is entirely successful. It is designed to close gaps in the mouth and in between the teeth and has improved the lives and self confidence of many patients around the world. However, before beginning an Invisalign treatment, just as with any cosmetic treatment, it is important to recognize and accept the realities and any limiting factors of your body.
Going into an Invisalign treatment with realistic expectations, especially if you know you have small teeth, and therefore your gaps may be more difficult to close than others and require additional treatments, will eliminate the stress of any dissatisfaction.
If you have one or multiple tooth gaps that you would like closed, and want to explore an avenue other than traditional braces, consider the above information and decide whether Invisalign is right for you.