Teeth that are too close together can look crowded, an issue that can throw off the symmetry of your smile. Poor dental alignment also creates potential issues for your dental health. Some people will experience aches and pains in their face and jaw from a misaligned bite. Teeth that overlap can also be more difficult to clean effectively, making it more likely you will need restorative dental work in the future. One way to address problems with overlapping teeth is to straighten them with Invisalign. At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson can discuss the use of these clear aligners to permanently shift your teeth and fix spacing flaws. At the end of your adjustment, you can feel better about your smile while also enjoying oral health benefits!
Are You Tired Of Feeling Embarrassed By Teeth That Overlap?
Overlapping teeth can be the result of malocclusion, due to a lack of space, or if your wisdom teeth arrive and cause crowding to occur. The effect can make your smile seem uneven and less healthy. Because the problem often makes people feel self-conscious about their appearance, Invisalign is often sought as a way to make cosmetic improvements. With that said, better alignment of your teeth can have oral health benefits.
Making Adjustments With Invisalign Aligners
Your Invisalign aligners will be custom-made to gradually move your teeth to address any spacing concerns. Each appliance takes you a step closer to having your smile completely adjusted. You are free to remove the aligners when they are in your way, which means that you can take them out before eating or brushing your teeth. You should commit to keeping them in place for as much time as possible otherwise, as not wearing them for longer periods can throw off your correction timeline.
Other Services That Can Hide Mild Alignment Flaws
Mild problems with dental misalignment can sometimes be treated with other procedures. Porcelain veneers are able to cover up minor spacing issues. This provides faster results than an orthodontic adjustment, so you have your improved smile to show off sooner. It may also be possible to fix these flaws through dental bonding and contouring.
Talk To Your St. Louis, MO Dentist About Invisalign
Our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office is prepared to help patients who wish to fix frustrating smile flaws. If you have teeth that appear crowded, have visible gaps, or other alignment issues, we can discuss the benefits of treatment with Invisalign appliances. Dr. Johnson is able to provide a range of services that tackle cosmetic and oral health concerns. We can provide treatment for active problems, and we can also help you maintain your smile during routine dental exams! If you would like to learn more about our services, please call Magnolia Family Dental at 314-822-4521.