Widely spaced teeth can diminish the look of a beautiful smile and it can also affect your bite. If not corrected, if can potentially push teeth further out of alignment and damage their surface area. In the past, traditional metal braces would have been the only corrective option. Today a dentist may offer Invisalign to treat this condition and beautify a smile.
Widely Spaced Teeth Should Be Corrected
Even if the issue isn’t bothering you now, it is still a good idea to talk to your dentist about correcting this condition. Widely spaced teeth leave gums exposed and vulnerable. There is more open surface area inviting oral bacteria to set up residence which increases the risk for decay and gum disease.
Invisalign is a convenient corrective measure to treat this condition but each case is different, and patients are evaluated on an individual basis. This solution offers many advantages over traditional metal braces, especially for adults in the workplace.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a set of clear plastic aligners that gently move teeth into the desired position. They are worn up to twenty-two hours per day until it is time to move to the next aligner in the series. People love that these clear aligners are comfortable and nearly invisible. They can also be removed for brushing, flossing and dental check-ups so they do not impede oral hygiene routines.
These clear plastic aligners are custom made for each individual patient, so they can treat your specific condition and enhance your smile. They are worn comfortably with no metal or wires to cause abrasions in soft oral tissues. Patients can immediately resume normal activities while discretely wearing these clear aligners.
If you have widely spaced teeth or large gaps which need corrected, call our office today at Lynn Dental Care. Wide spaces and large gaps should be treated for more than just cosmetic reasons. It will make your smile more attractive and healthier. Make an appointment with our office today.