Will Invisalign Close the Spaces and my Gap?

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Invisalign can close the spaces or gaps between teeth

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Invisalign is a great way to close gaps and spaces between teeth but you really need more information to answer your question. Invisalign is very good on patients with over crowded teeth, crooked teeth and closing gaps between teeth. However, there is only so much space they can close. It would also be better to understand, before treatment, why there are gaps in the fist place.  They could be because of a tongue thrust problem, or problems with your bite. You need to see a qualifed invisalign provider or an orthodontist who can accurately access your particular case and decide what method is best to treat the gaps between your teeth. Invisalign is a wonderful way to go and a very cosmetic way to go, but there are certain limitations that invisalign has and you need to be aware tof them so you choose wisely the type of treatment that will be most effective for your teeth.  You want a good result in the end, and that is all that matters. Make sure you consult with more than one dental professional before deciding what to do!  Hope this helps!

Valencia Dentist

Invisalign closes spaces

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Invisalign is a great option for closing spaces.  With space closure, it is really important to try to determine the cause of the spaces so that your orthodontist can plan for the proper retention.  For example, if the reason you have spaces are because of a tongue thrust habit (tongue pushes against teeth on swallowing), then you will need a retainer that keeps the tongue away from your teeth.  If this is not done, the spaces may return.

Michael Minars, DMD
Miami Orthodontist

Can invisalign close my gap

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Invisalign is a great choice for closing your gaps although it does have some limits as to how much you can close.  The best course of action is to consult a local dentist or orthodontist who provides invisalign to see if you are a candidate

Good luck



Leonard Tau, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist
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Space closure with Invisalign is doable!

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Invisalign is absolutely the best as far as closing space!..But there are limits as how much space you can practically close. It is best to consult an orthodontist..

Good luck!

R. Scott Smith, DMD
Springfield Orthodontist

Closeing gaps with Invisalign

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Honestly it depends on why there is a gap there. Invisalign is very predictable at closing gaps and keeping them closed when there are not underlying counterproductive influences. A few examples would be, a tongue thrust, bite interferences, a large muscle between the teeth that wont allow closer without its removal. This is what would be determined during your consultation.

Jacqueline Demko, DDS, MSD
Chesterfield Orthodontist

Invisalign is perfect for space closure and gaps

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Invisalign is a very ideal therapy for space and gap closure.  Invisalign has so many advantages over traditional braces when it can be used. The teeth are so much easier to keep clean and the trays used look and feel so natural.  A trained Invisalign dentist can evaluate your teeth and tell you if Invisalign is possible.  You will be able to see what can be done on a 3-d virtual image of your case after the necessary pictures and impressions are taken by the invisalign dentist. Definitely check this out! 

Invisalign can close gaps between teeth

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Invisalign is great for closing gaps between teeth in many situations. It is necessary to evaluate the entire bite in order to treatment plan and close spaces with the use of Invisalign aligners.

Zola A Makrauer, DMD
Philadelphia Dentist

Will Invisalign Close the Spaces and my Gap?

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Invisalign is a great treatment and a wonderful tool for closing spaces between teeth. It can manage closure of spaces within a very short time and be very effective. It would be nice to have more information to answer your question in detail. The best thing I can recommend is to have a consultation with an Invisalign Specialist.

Good luck.

More Information Needed

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Invisalign can be used to close spaces and gaps but more information is necessary to give you advice as to whether it would be useful in your case.  Can you supply some close-up photographs of your smile?

Gary Nack, DDS
Philadelphia Dentist

Invisalign braces can treat a variety of problems including spaces between teeth.

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Invisalign treatment has come a long way since it's introduction in the late 90's. Many cases involving crowded, spaced and crooked teeth can be very predictably be treated using invisalign. A consultation with an experienced doctor will help you decide if it's right for you.

Dan Hagi, DDS
Toronto Dentist

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