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Spaces and Invisalign – Sunnyvale, CA

Get a Straight Smile with Clear Aligners

Single aligner for Invisalign in Sunnyvale treatment.

 

Large spaces between your teeth can be a leading source of embarrassment, but did you know gaps in your smile can also impact your dental health? You have a higher risk of oral injuries and preventable dental issues, like cavities. Closing the spaces will give you a healthy, beautiful smile; however, we understand you need a less noticeable option than metal braces. Instead of brackets and wires, you can fix your gapped teeth with Invisalign in Sunnyvale. Clear plastic aligners move your teeth into their ideal positions, so you can smile with confidence while wearing them.

Why Do I Have Gaps Between My Teeth?

Woman holding clear aligner to insert into her mouth.

Believe it or not, large spaces between the teeth often aren’t the results of genetics. While your genetic makeup can contribute to the alignment of your teeth, the gaps are often caused by another issue, such as:

  • Smaller than average teeth
  • Gum disease
  • Thumb-sucking or pacifier use as a child
  • Tongue thrusting
  • Missing teeth
  • Large frenulum

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

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Traditionally, metal braces are used to close gaps between teeth. While they are effective for even the most complex cases, they are very noticeable and restrictive. As an alternative to brackets and wires, you can enjoy the clear choice in orthodontics with Invisalign.

Invisalign is suitable to treat several bite and alignment concerns, like large gaps; however, you’ll still need a consultation with your cosmetic dentist in Sunnyvale. Besides your orthodontic issues, you might be a candidate for Invisalign if:

  • You want quicker results.
  • You need a more sophisticated treatment.
  • You can commit to your treatment plan.
  • You can maintain your oral hygiene routine.
  • You can maintain regular dental appointments.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Impressions of your mouth are taken to map the movement of your teeth using elite technology. The information is fabricated to a series of aligners. Each one puts consistent pressure on your teeth to gradually move them into position. You must wear the aligners for 22 hours per day, and switch to the next one in the series after 1-2 weeks depending on your treatment plan.

While every case differs, most patients are finished with their series of aligners in about 12 months. Afterward, you will need to wear a retainer to maintain your results.

What are the Benefits of Invisalign?

When compared to traditional metal braces, Invisalign provides a variety of benefits, including:

  • Less noticeable than metal braces.
  • No irritation to the inside of your lips or cheeks.
  • No dietary restrictions.
  • Easy oral hygiene routine.
  • Results in as few as 12 months.
  • Added convenience.

Get a Straight Smile Today

You don’t need to be embarrassed by the gaps in your smile any longer. You can discreetly move your teeth into position using clear aligners. We’ll help you find the solutions you need to keep your treatment affordable, like using your dental insurance or CareCredit. By this time next year, you can have the straight, healthy smile you’ve always wanted. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation.