A perfect set of pearly whites is considered one of the most coveted physical features, which is why so many people are constantly trying to improve their smile.
Due to its nearly invisible nature, Invisalign has become one of the most popular options for perfecting smiles.
A very common cosmetic issue that Invisalign can easily fix is the problem of gapped teeth.
A gap between your teeth can make people feel self-conscious of their smiles. Fortunately, if you want a perfectly straight smile, you don’t have to live with unwanted spaces between your teeth—Invisalign can easily straighten and correct this problem.
Why Should I Get My Gapped Teeth Corrected?
Gapped teeth are caused by extra spacing between two or more of your teeth.
While you may find your gapped teeth mildly frustrating, chances are you’ve learned to live with the slight visual annoyance. However, gapped teeth can actually create bigger problems when it comes to your dental health.
Gaps between your teeth can create pockets of air between your individual teeth and connecting gums. When this happens, it is very easy for small bits of food to get stuck between your teeth. This can in turn make your gums tender and sore and, in more serious cases, even lead to gum disease.
Straight, even spacing between teeth makes daily dental care like brushing and flossing much simpler, meaning you’ll be able to take better care of a straight, non-gapped smile.
How Long Will It Take To Fix My Gap?
If you’re considering altering your gapped smile, you’re probably wondering how long it will take to straighten your teeth.
The length of time it will take to close the gap in your teeth depends entirely on your particular mouth.
Understandably, more severe tooth gaps will take longer to correct. It will usually take an average of fourteen months to correct your gap using Invisalign. However, if your teeth are only slightly gapped, you may only need to wear Invisalign for a few short months.
Of course, keep in mind that you will need to wear your aligners consistently in order to correct your gap during this timeframe. To get the full effect of your Invisalign aligners, you need to wear them between 20 and 22 hours each day, removing your trays only for eating and drinking.
Invisalign is designed to move your teeth gradually, which is why you need to consistently wear your aligners in order not to reverse the process.
Fortunately, if you’re consistent with your treatment plan, you’ll be able to discreetly close the gap in your teeth using Invisalign.
Let A Team Of Experts Help Bridge Your Gap
If you’re tired of living with a gapped smile—don’t worry. The team at East Center Dental has helped many people just like you get the straight smile they’ve always wanted. Don’t keep waiting for the right time. Contact East Center Dental today and start planning for your future.