Can Teeth Really Shift After Past Orthodontic Work?

At the end of an orthodontic adjustment, you can be excited to see how your smile has improved. While treatment for malocclusion does more than just improve the way you look, the changes made by an adjustment can be exciting. Unfortunately, teeth can sometimes shift after past corrective work. What can you do about movement that affects the alignment and symmetry of your smile? At our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office, Dr. Johnson can talk with you about the benefits of using Invisalign aligners to improve your smile. These appliances are discreet and easily removed, which makes this treatment approach more convenient than work with traditional metal braces.

Have Your Teeth Shifted After A Past Adjustment?

The gradual movement of teeth after orthodontic work can be frustrating. Even slight changes can throw off the alignment of your smile, making it look asymmetrical and less attractive. Seeing this occur after having the work done to fix your original alignment flaws can make some people feel as if they are simply stuck with an uneven smile. Fortunately, Invisalign allows us to target these flaws and improve the way you look!

Discreetly Realign Your Smile With Invisalign Treatment

Invisalign appliances are specially made for individual users. Once your bite has been measured and your aligners have been made, Dr. Johnson will provide you with a set of alignment trays that gradually move your teeth into better positions. Because these appliances are easy to remove, they will not be in your way when you clean your teeth or eat. Their clear design also makes them convenient, as they will not affect how you look when you speak and smile. Invisalign treatment also removes the need for manual adjustments, which means you will need to attend fewer appointments.

Using Cosmetic Services To Hide Minor Alignment Flaws

Some minor flaws with the alignment of teeth can be targeted with other cosmetic dental procedures. It may be possible to simply hide gaps or overlaps between teeth through the placement of porcelain veneers. Your veneers are made to hide any flaws that might concern you, including problems with teeth that are not properly spaced. If a gap exists because of a smaller tooth, you and Dr. Johnson can discuss the benefits of dental bonding treatment to make it appear larger.

Talk To Magnolia Family Dental About Fixing Teeth That Have Shifted

Magnolia Family Dental is prepared to address a range of concerns that people have about their appearance. If you are bothered by the movement of teeth after you have previously undergone orthodontic work, we are able to offer solutions! To find out more about these solutions, or to discuss any other concerns about your smile or oral health, call our St. Louis, MO dentist’s office at 314-822-4521.