Gapped teeth are one of the most common problems seen by dentists. When teeth erupt and are spaced too far apart, this can pose significant issues when it comes to maintaining good oral hygiene. Fortunately, Dr. Rodney Allen and his team located in Parker, CO, can offer patients a safe and reliable solution that not only produces faster results but ensures a more comfortable method of treatment – Invisalign! By using these clear, plastic trays, you can feel confident knowing your smile is well on its way to becoming healthier and more aesthetically pleasing. To find out if you are eligible for treatment, contact our office to schedule a consultation with Dr. Allen today!
The most common reasons for a person’s teeth to have gaps between them include:
Knowing whether you qualify for Invisalign requires scheduling a consultation with Dr. Allen. It is during this visit that he will examine your oral and facial structures and determine if Invisalign is what you need to achieve the results you deserve.
Some patients with extreme gaps or complex bite alignment issues may find that traditional braces are the only option that will produce the type of results needed; however, Invisalign is capable of handling most orthodontic issues.
Should you be given the option to choose between Invisalign and traditional braces, you will need to ask yourself the following questions to determine if you are responsible and ready to pursue treatment with clear aligners:
If you answered “yes” to these questions, there is a very good chance you are eligible for Invisalign clear aligners.
Invisalign are clear, plastic aligners that arrive in multiple sets. After Dr. Allen takes impressions of your smile, lab technicians create your customized aligners that will help your teeth to shift and move in the right direction throughout treatment.
By wearing your trays for 20-22 hours each day, this will keep consistent and gentle pressure on your teeth, ensuring they move you toward a healthier, more aesthetically pleasing smile.
It is your responsibility to wear your trays for 1-2 weeks before swapping them out for the next set in the series. Based on your individual needs, Dr. Allen will recommend the appropriate time for you to make the switch to each new set.
Once you are finished with treatment, you will need to wear a retainer to help keep your teeth from shifting back into their original position.