A common question Dr. Clay Sims get is “how long will Invisalign take to fix a gap?” While we would love to say it takes exactly six months to fix a gap, it is important to remember that every patient is different. We give each patient a specific, customized treatment plan to help them achieve the smile of their dreams. On average, it takes Invisalign 12 to 18 months for patients to see their desired results which includes fixing a gap.

That said, we have had cases in which patients with a large gap in their front teeth see drastic improvements in as little as nine (9) months. Once again, as an orthodontist that treats every patient as a family member, Dr. Clay Sims will create a customized treatment plan to help you achieve the smile of your dreams for the rest of your life.

Invisalign is excellent for patients who wish to save themselves from the appearance of conventional metal braces in 2020. Since the aligners are clear, when wearing them on your teeth, they are hardly noticeably and aesthetically pleasing. Invisalign aligners are even removable, which makes brushing, flossing, eating and drinking much simpler.

You may be wondering, who is an ideal candidate for Invisalign? The answer is anyone! There is not an age limit for who qualifies for Invisalign. In fact, both teens and adults are capable of receiving Invisalign treatment. Additionally, tooth movements of all kinds (crowded teeth, overbites, underbites, crossbites, open bites and gap teeth) are all treatable with Invisalign aligners.

Invisalign Before and After Gapped Teeth Pictures

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Gap Teeth

Gap teeth are caused when there are extra spaces between two or more teeth. This gap can be fixed over a period of time with Invisalign aligners depending on the severity of the spacing. Since gap teeth can create pockets between the teeth and gums, food may get stuck frequently causing some discomfort making your gums tender or sore. When this happens there is a potential to lead to gum disease.

With the incredible advancements of Align Technology, the creators of Invisalign, there are unique ways to map out Invisalign treatment. Educated Invisalign providers use a software tool called ClinCheck software to digitally create an individualized treatment plan for each Invisalign patient. The software uses an algorithm to help calculate the right amount of force for every tooth movement. From the tiniest shift to larger complex shifts, Invisalign providers will use ClinCheck to create their desired end result—a beautiful smile. If you set up a consultation with Dr. Sims, who is known as the top Pensacola orthodontist, he can use ClinCheck to customize your treatment plan to your specific needs.

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If you are interested in Invisalign treatment, please don’t feel that your teeth are not treatable! Gap teeth and other cases are all treatable with Invisalign treatment. To find out more information regarding a timeline for treatment, it is a good idea to contact Sims Orthodontics so we can get you scheduled for a consultation as soon as possible.

During your consultation, Dr. Sims will be able to further discuss any questions you may have regarding Invisalign treatment. For your convenience we have multiple offices in Florida including Pensacola, Crestview, Milton, and Gulf Breeze. We look forward to scheduling you soon!

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You're ready to get started.

We're ready to help.

We know orthodontics is a huge decision. We’d love to help you get started on the right foot. Click below to schedule your complimentary orthodontic consultation and let us equip you with the right tools for that decision-making process.