At P.A. Dental Arts, Dr. Blacher has treated many patients with overcrowding issues. When teeth begin to erupt and little space is available, this can cause your other teeth to shift and become crowded. This creates problems when trying to keep your mouth clean and healthy. Brushing and flossing become less effective, and you become more vulnerable to decay and disease. Fortunately, Invisalign in Allen is an effective method to treat crowded teeth. Using clear aligners, they can shift your teeth in a way that brings them into proper alignment and give your smile the space it needs. Call us today to schedule an appointment.
The Problem With Crowded Teeth
Teeth that sit too close to each other can be problematic for your oral health. When you are unable to brush and floss your teeth properly, you become more susceptible to the following common dental problems:
- Gum disease
- Tooth decay
- Cardiovascular disease
- Neurological disease
If harmful bacteria is allowed to spread and plaque forms on the teeth or beneath the gum line, it can not only lead to cavities or advanced stages of gum disease, but it can enter the bloodstream and cause serious health issues, such as heart disease or potential dementia or Alzheimer’s.
The Invisalign Treatment
Instead of allowing your crowded teeth to continue plaguing your smile, your cosmetic dentist in Allen can use Invisalign to treat your problem. These clear aligners are custom-made to your individual needs, meaning they will work to move your teeth in a way that creates the space your mouth needs, all while realigning your teeth to create a beautiful, aesthetically pleasing smile.
During your initial consultation with Dr. Blacher, you will discuss your goals, as well as have a thorough examination of your mouth. After confirming you are a qualified candidate for Invisalign, she will take digital impressions of your teeth to create a clear replicate of your smile that will serve to help lab technicians build your custom aligners.
Once they arrive back in our office, you will return to have your first set placed. Dr. Blacher will provide specific instructions as to how long you should wear your trays before switching to the next set in the series. Typically, most patients are expected to wear their aligners for 20-22 hours each day for two weeks. After that time, you will swap them out for the next set and watch as your teeth gently begin to move in the right direction. After 6-18 months of treatment, you’ll notice a significant improvement in your smile.