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Invisalign Indications - Bloomington, IN

Teeth Crowding & Invisalign

Crowded teeth close-upTooth crowding, along with gapped teeth and other misalignments, is a common orthodontic issue which affects many teens and adults alike. When the teeth are too close together, they may look unattractive -- but they also cause more issues than just the cosmetic. Fortunately, Invisalign in Bloomington can help! Keep reading to learn more about why crowded teeth are an issue -- and how we can get them straightened out with clear aligners.

Potential Problems with Crowded Teeth

Teeth that are properly aligned are positioned evenly side-by-side in the gum line. Crowded teeth may stand very close to one another or may even double up in the gums. This particular type of misalignment makes the teeth more difficult to brush and floss properly, encouraging plaque and tartar buildup which leaves you at a higher risk of bad breath, gum disease, and tooth decay.

How Invisalign Helps with Crowded Teeth

Invisalign aligner in handInvisalign works with a series of customized aligners which fit tightly around the crowded teeth. Focused pressure is placed on different parts of the bite throughout the treatment, gradually bringing the teeth into proper alignment. In the case of extremely crowded teeth, space in the gum line may be made first with extraction or a special orthodontic appliance. The total length of time it takes to straighten out crowded teeth depends on the complexity of the case. Most treatments last between 1 to 2 years.

Contact Us Today!

Woman smiling outdoorsIf you have crowded teeth, the solution may not have to involve visible brackets and wires with conventional metal braces. To find out whether you are eligible for a Bloomington Invisalign treatment, don’t wait to get in touch with our office today! We can’t wait to help you enjoy all the benefits of straight teeth and a well-aligned smile.