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I Have Gapped Teeth: Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Jun 20, 2024
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I Have Gapped Teeth: Is Invisalign Right for Me?

Gapped teeth aren’t always a serious dental concern and the gaps may close on their own as more adult teeth come in. However, if you don’t like the look of your gapped teeth, Invisalign® can help.

At Solay Dental in Oldsmar, New Port Richey, and Brandon, Florida, our skilled dentist, Dr. Shiva Soleimani, is an Invisalign provider, offering the teeth-straightening system as a more comfortable and faster alternative to braces. 

Invisalign can fix many common smile imperfections, including gapped teeth. Here, we want to explain how Invisalign can help you.

Improving smiles with Invisalign

Invisalign is a revolutionary orthodontic treatment that’s made it easier for millions of people to get the smile of their dreams without braces. The clear aligning system uses innovative technology and software that maps out step-by-step how your teeth will move into a more perfect position. 

Invisalign uses this map to create a set of custom-made clear aligners that move teeth according to the plan using gentle force. Wearing your aligners up to 22 hours a day and changing them out every 1-2 weeks, or as directed by your dentist, can get you a straighter smile in 6-18 months. 

Invisalign is faster, less noticeable, and more comfortable than braces. 

Invisalign for gapped teeth

Unlike other tooth misalignments, gapped teeth aren’t always harmful to oral health, making treatment unnecessary for most. However, people with gaps in their teeth may not like how it affects their look.

If you have gapped teeth, then Invisalign is right for you. The aligners move the teeth closer together, closing the gap. It’s also a more long-term solution to your smile concerns. Other treatments for gapped teeth, like dental bonding and veneers, require ongoing touch ups or replacements. 

As long as you wear your retainer as directed by your dentist following Invisalign treatment, you can expect your results to last. 

What to expect

We customize Invisalign treatment plans to match individual needs. We encourage you to come in for an Invisalign consultation. We can talk to you about your concerns, review your oral health history, and examine your teeth.

If we think you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we do a digital scan of your mouth to create your treatment plan and order your clear aligners. We discuss treatment, how long you need to wear the aligners, and when to change out to your new set. 

We schedule follow-up appointments to monitor your progress. If you lose or damage your aligner in between visits, call the office so we can get you a replacement. 

Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable and won’t irritate your gums. However, you may experience some soreness during the first couple of days after switching to a new set. Once you complete your Invisalign treatment, you wear a retainer that trains the teeth to remain in place. 

Are you unhappy about the gaps in between your teeth? It’s time to consider Invisalign. Call our office today or request an appointment online to learn more.

We offer teeth whitening, Invisalign, and many other cosmetic dental services, and have locations in Oldsmar, Brandon, and New Port Richey, FL.

Book your appointment at Solay Dental by phone or request one online today