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The intricate details of Invisalign in Marquette and how they are customized to an individual’s mouth

Invisalign for Teeth Spaces and Gaps

Removing Unwanted Space with Clear Aligners

Think only metal braces with protruding brackets and wires is the only way to fix your gapped teeth? You’ll be surprised to learn that with Invisalign in Marquette, Dr. Fulks and his team can personalize your treatment and put you on a path to better oral health by eliminating the spaces and putting you one step closer to a more aesthetically pleasing smile. Offering a transparent, flexible, and alternative orthodontic solution, he will have you seeing results in less time than with traditional braces. Contact us to schedule your consultation with Dr. Fulks today.

How Can Invisalign Help Your Gapped Teeth?

A young female with dark brown hair who is smiling with a gap between her two front teeth

When spaces between teeth exist, you become more vulnerable to a host of dental problems, some of which include:

  • Tooth decay
  • Gum disease
  • Excessive wear and tear
  • Misaligned bite

By choosing to receive treatment with Invisalign, you can watch as your teeth begin to shift closer together, eliminating the gap and slowly creating a new and improved smile.

How Does Invisalign Work?

Digital image of a bottom row of teeth that have significant spacing between them

Invisalign uses clear, plastic trays that are customized to fit your mouth comfortably. After undergoing a thorough oral examination by your orthodontist in Marquette, you will learn if you are an eligible candidate for treatment. If so, Dr. Fulks will take digital impressions of your smile and send them to a dental lab where technicians will create your custom aligners. After a few weeks, you will return to receive your trays and special instructions regarding how long to wear them.

On average, you will need to wear the aligners for at least 20-22 hours a day for two weeks at a time. After 2 weeks, you will switch out your current set for the next one in the series. With each new set you wear, you will begin to feel your teeth shift, moving closer together and watching as the spaces and gaps slowly close.

How Long Will It Take to See Results with Invisalign?

A young woman inserting an Invisalign aligner into the top portion of her mouth

After about 12-18 months, you can expect to see a healthy, gap-free smile! While these estimates vary among each patient, it is important that you wear your aligners according to your orthodontist’s instructions. Refusing to wear your trays as you should or even losing or damaging one of your trays can delay your treatment.

Who is a Good Candidate?

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Individuals who are dedicated to the process and agree to wear the trays as instructed, as well as those who will keep their regularly scheduled dental appointments throughout the duration of Invisalign treatment, are considered ideal candidates.

As an adult, if you want a solution that will fix your orthodontic problem and doesn’t require donning a mouth full of metal for 2-3 years, Invisalign might just be the right method of treatment for you.