While problems with poor alignment often present themselves at an early age, some adults can notice an unwelcome movement of their teeth over time. If you have undergone orthodontic treatment in the past but no longer wear a retainer, it is possible for your teeth to shift back into their previous positions. What can you do if you find yourself with unflattering problems with teeth that appear poorly aligned? Our Seattle, WA dentist’s office is prepared to help you with discreet Invisalign aligners. Invisalign appliances can be ideal for older patients, as they can be uncomfortable with the idea of wearing metal braces. You can also appreciate the ease with which they can be taken out any time they might be in your way.
Have Your Teeth Started To Move After Past Orthodontic Treatment?
Unfortunately, it is possible for teeth to begin shifting again after past orthodontic treatment. Many people will eventually abandon their retainer, which can make this movement possible. It can start slowly, but over time it may become concerning enough to affect your confidence in the way you look. While cosmetic dentistry can help hide some gaps and overlaps, you should know that discreet orthodontic treatment is available.
Address Problems With Your Alignment By Starting Invisalign Treatment
While wearing your Invisalign aligners, you can be impressed with just how difficult they are to see when in place. Their clear plastic design allows them to be worn without attracting unwanted attention. The lack of visible change to your smile can make it easier to start wearing your Invisalign aligners throughout the day, even during important work and social events. Over time, these appliances move your teeth in steps – each one you receive in a set is able to take you closer to your goal of having straightened teeth. While you should have them on throughout the day, you are able to take them out any time you need to eat, or whenever you clean your teeth.
Can I Undergo Cosmetic Dental Work To Address Gaps And Overlaps?
In some cases, patients are good candidates for cosmetic treatment in order to address gaps or overlaps. Depending on the severity of your spacing issues, we can recommend treatment with porcelain veneers. Veneers are custom-made shells that can hide flaws with teeth, and even cover problems between them. We may also be able to address these flaws through bonding and contouring procedures.
Talk To Your Seattle, WA Dentist About Straightening Your Smile
At our Seattle, WA dentist’s office, patients who are starting to worry about their teeth shifting can come to us for support! In addition to offering Invisalign treatments, we may be able to hide gaps or overlaps that affect your appearance with cosmetic dental work. If you are ready to find out more, call Ballard Neighborhood Dentist in Seattle, WA today at 206-789-2555.