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Crowded Teeth with Invisalign – Austin, TX

Improving Smiles by Creating Space

A young female with blonde hair holding a clear aligner that is part of Invisalign in Austin

At Parkfield Family Dental, Dr. Tijerina and his team are pleased to offer a clear solution to remedy a common orthodontic problem – crowded teeth. Using Invisalign, these clear aligners possible to achieve a beautiful, healthy smile without the embarrassing need for metal brackets or wires. Instead, you can embrace a more flexible, easy-to-use system that produces quicker, long-lasting results and boosts your confidence like never before. To find out if you qualify for Invisalign, contact our office today!

The Risks of Untreated Crowded Teeth

A person pointing to their bottom row of teeth that are crowded and causing decay to develop

When teeth sit side-by-side and do not allow for necessary space, this can pose a serious problem when it comes to oral health. Inadequate and ineffective brushing and flossing because of crowded teeth can lead to an increased risk for tooth decay, cavities, gum disease, and poor alignment.

As plaque and tartar build around your teeth and gums, this can create pockets where bacteria and food particles can become easily trapped leading to accelerated infection and inflammation within the gum tissue. If left untreated, it can enter into the bloodstream and cause health-related problems (i.e. diabetes, heart attack, stroke, neurological disorders).

Not to mention, crowded teeth can push your healthy teeth out of alignment and create chronic jaw pain and excessive wear and tear on your teeth as a whole.

How Can Invisalign Help Treat Crowded Teeth?

Image of a set of Invisalign aligners sitting on a table

Invisalign uses clear aligners to gently move and shift teeth into the proper direction. Using continued pressure to create necessary space between teeth, this unique system allows for faster results and a more aesthetically pleasing solution than traditional metal braces.

Your aligners are custom-made by lab technicians to ensure a proper, comfortable fit. Using a blueprint of impressions captured by Dr. Tijerina, they will create your aligner sets, which you will use throughout treatment. It will be necessary for you to wear your trays at least 20-22 hours each day for 1-2 weeks at a time. Once you are finished with one set, you will move on to the next in the series until you are finished with Invisalign treatment.

Most likely, you will be required to wear a retainer when finished with Invisalign. This oral appliance will be necessary to ensure your teeth do not move back into their original position, which can easily happen without a stable fixture holding them in place.

Depending on your situation, your dentist may suggest wearing it full time in the beginning before wearing it only at night while you sleep after several months.