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Spaces Between Teeth – Bergenfield, NJ

Saying Goodbye to the Gaps for Good

A woman with a gap between her two front teeth

If you’re embarrassed by the gaps in your smile and are ready to do something about them, look no further than Invisalign in Bergenfield. At Washington Dental Associates, our team of professionals can customize your treatment plan in a way that uses clear aligners to not only improve your smile’s aesthetic, but it also closes the gaps and brings your smile into proper alignment. This treatment method will have you smiling ear to ear and enjoying a healthier, more beautiful smile in less time than with traditional metal braces. To find out how you can get started, contact us to schedule your consultation today!

Why Choose Washington Dental Associates for Invisalign?

  • Faster results than with traditional braces
  • Customized treatment plan to meet your individual needs
  • Clear aligners for a subtle way to improve your smile

Why Are My Teeth Gapped?

A set of Invisalign aligners

There are many reasons why your teeth are not aligned properly or have spaces between them. It’s actually a much more common problem than you might think, but the size of the space varies from person to person. Some of the most common reasons include:

  • Thumb sucking or pacifier use as a child
  • Missing teeth
  • Smaller teeth than usual
  • Large frenulum
  • Tongue thrust
  • Gum disease

Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?

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This question can only be answered by your dentist in Bergenfield. After a thorough examination of your smile in its entirety, we can determine if Invisalign will have you seeing the results you desire. Sometimes, if the gap is too large, traditional orthodontics may be the only way to achieve an improved look and healthier smile; however, if our team deems you eligible, clear braces in Bergenfield may just be the solution for, especially if:

  • You agree to maintain good oral hygiene
  • You will make regular dental appointments a priority
  • You want to see an improved smile quicker than you would receive with metal braces
  • You agree to adhere to the treatment plan we will provide

How Does Invisalign Work?

A man pointing to his smile

Invisalign uses clear aligners to move and shift your teeth into proper alignment. These aligners are custom-made based on your smile and its projected movement. During your initial consultation, we will take digital impressions of your smile, which will be used to generate a step-by-step look at how your smile will transform over the course of treatment. These images will also be used to create your customized aligners.

Once they are ready, you will return to receive your trays and detailed instructions. You will be expected to wear your aligners for 20-22 hours each day for two weeks. Once you are ready to switch to a new set, you can expect some minor discomfort, which can be easily remedied using an over-the-counter pain reliever. This minimal amount of pain is the result of your teeth shifting into the proper position, growing closer to your desired results.

Since each patient’s case is different, treatment times will vary, but once you are finished with Invisalign, you will be expected to wear a retainer to keep your teeth from shifting back into their original position.

Benefits of Invisalign

A man smiling widely

These clear aligners offer a wide array of benefits, many of which include:

  • Easy to clean and maintain
  • Subtle, discreet method of treatment
  • Minimal discomfort
  • Fewer visits to your dentist’s office
  • Faster results
  • No restrictions when it comes to eating or drinking the foods/beverages you love
  • No irritation to the soft tissues of your mouth