How To Correct Teeth Crowding
Teeth crowding can feel like a major problem, we know, but we’re here to reassure you that it is actually an easy one to fix. There are many options available to help improve your smile, and one to suit your individual needs, timeframe, lifestyle and budget.
Teeth crowding occurs when there is not enough room within your jaw to fit all your teeth normally. Beyond aesthetics, crowding can also lead to plaque accumulation, tooth decay and an increased chance of gum disease. To correct this, we rely on a few different treatments depending on your particular alignment, varying from braces to the famous Invisalign. At Pitt Street, we find that orthodontics is usually the recommended treatment solution. While veneers and crowns can be used to give you the perfect smile, building the perfect structure through repositioning is a longer-term solution that lasts a lifetime.
Read on to learn more about what will suit you, and remember that Pitt Street Dental Centre offers free consultations where we can specifically discuss your options.
SOLUTION #1: INVISALIGN
Invisalign has become extremely popular in the last few years for obvious reasons – it’s now possible to correct your teeth with almost no visible signs of doing so! As an accredited Platinum Elite Invisalign provider, Pitt St Dental Centre are able to offer a dental team when considering Invisalign treatment.
Invisalign corrects alignment issues and teeth crowding with a clear, removable alternative to braces. Using a series of aligners that gradually move your teeth into place, this is a great option for adults who are concerned about appearing to wear braces – Invisalign is virtually invisible. It is also removeable ensuring that eating and teeth cleaning is still a breeze! Invisalign offers a flexibility that is not possible with traditional braces.
Generally speaking, Invisalign is a fantastic, non-invasive way to correct teeth crowding, though there are other factors to consider for your eligibility: the extent of the crowding, the vertical and horizontal components of your bite, and the amount of time you have. In saying that, Invisalign is effective for all but the most complex crowding issues. Treatments can take anywhere from 6-18 months depending on the complexity of the treatment needed.
SOLUTION #2: BRACES
Advances in technology mean that braces are no longer the stuff of high school nightmares!
The process is the same – brackets and wires gradually alter the position of your teeth using carefully controlled tension – but the braces themselves can be less obtrusive than in bygone years. Braces remain a popular option because they are extremely effective at fixing teeth crowding as well as some more serious over- and under-bite issues. Many treatments can be accomplished in a year, while some might require two years.
As you can see, there are many treatments available to help correct teeth crowding. Our team would be thrilled to discuss your available options for perfecting your smile. Pitt St Dental Centre offers free, no-pressure consultations and has payment plans available. For more information, please call us on (02) 9223 4767 or click here to email us.
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