One of the most common orthodontic issues is teeth crowding. While patients of all ages are bothered by crowding, it is mainly an issue for adults. This is because teeth typically crowd as we age.
There are ligament fibers that connect the lower teeth and separate the fibers that connect the upper teeth. Age and hormonal changes cause these fibers to contract and exert a force that pulls teeth towards the middle of the mouth, leading to crowded lower teeth.
If you’ve experienced teeth crowding as you’ve gotten older, know that you are never too old for braces. Here at Sims Orthodontics, we have treated many cases of adult teeth crowding through Invisalign, the preferred alternative to traditional metal braces. With Invisalign clear aligners, you can resolve crowded teeth without any metal brackets or wires.
Since you can remove Invisalign for eating, drinking, brushing, or flossing, you won’t have to worry about it disrupting your lifestyle. With Invisalign, you can go about your everyday life without any pain or major life modifications.
After you complete Invisalign treatment, you’ll likely need to wear a retainer to prevent your teeth from crowding again. By being diligent about wearing your retainer as instructed, you’ll be able to ensure all the time, money, and energy you’ve spent correcting your crowding pays off.
Schedule an Invisalign Consultation at Sims Orthodontics
If you have questions related to Invisalign and teeth crowding, call us at 850-477-7715 to schedule a consultation with Dr. Sims.