Overlapping teeth is a common dental issue. Sometimes, the problem is so mild it’s hardly noticeable. Other times, it’s all people see when you smile. Fortunately, overlapping teeth can be fixed with clear aligners versus the traditional metal braces. Clear aligners can resolve many orthodontic issues, including crooked teeth, overlapping teeth, gapped teeth, and overcrowding. If you have a problem with the position of your teeth then ask Peachtree Corners Dental Associates about what treatment would be required.
Clear Aligners are clear retainers that are changed at a certain interval to help move misaligned, overlapping teeth and give your smile a straighter, more attractive appearance. Tiny tooth colored buttons are used to help direct the forces better. Dr. Kristina Dawson will evaluate your oral health and assess the orthodontic problems that need to be fixed. We’ll then list the goals you want to achieve through Invisalign treatment and outline a treatment plan conducive to your needs.
Once we have a plan in place, we’ll make a scan of your teeth to custom-design teeth aligners for your treatment. These aligners will slowly and gently realign overlapping teeth into a straighter, more comfortable position. You’ll need to wear the aligners at least 20–22 hours daily to get the most from your treatment. You’ll switch to a new set of aligners between 10-14 days to continue straightening your teeth until your smile goals are reached. Depending on the movement needed, your treatment could take anywhere from 6-18 months to complete.
Invisalign aligners replace traditional metal brackets and wires to straighten your smile. You get the same results as traditional metal braces with less hassle and pain. Additional benefits include: