Invisalign is known for correcting spacing issues with teeth. However, Dr. Michael Amir and Dr. Larry Hamer of SC Dental Group in Sherman Oaks, CA, are asked if Invisalign can correct crooked teeth frequently. Let's discuss what clear aligners can and can't do in terms of crooked teeth.
How Invisalign Works
First, it's vital to know how cleaner aligners work to help you better understand if they fix really crooked teeth. With these clear aligners, you place trays on your teeth that you must wear for a certain number of hours each day. The aligners gradually move your teeth into the correct place because the aligners change shape slightly every time you switch to a new one.
Aligners Impact on Crooked Teeth
Yes, aligners can correct crooked teeth, possibly even really crooked teeth. In fact, they can correct the same issues as braces. Often, even in severe cases, Invisalign can successfully fix crooked teeth.
However, either Dr. Amir or Dr. Hamer will thoroughly evaluate your teeth and use a computerized program to predict the results of Invisalign to determine if correction with invisible aligners is possible. This ensures the treatment has the potential to be successful and to what degree.
Time it Takes
How long a Sherman Oaks, CA, dentist recommends clear aligners depends on your specific situation. Typically, more severely crooked teeth require longer durations with the trays.
It could take up to two years to correct your teeth if they're really crooked. On average, it takes between 12 and 18 months, though. Your dentist will give you a prediction at the beginning of your treatment to help you decide if this method of tooth correction is right for you.
Both Dr. Hamer and Dr. Amir offer clear aligners to correct crooked teeth. They may even recommend this option if you have one or more severely crooked teeth. Fortunately, with these trays, the treatment is fully customizable. Plus, they can complete the entire process at their SC Dental Group office in Sherman Oaks, CA.
Schedule an appointment today with SC Dental Group to discuss if clear aligners can fix your crooked smile by calling 818-905-5400.