Wilkes Barre Cosmetic Dentist Recommends Invasalign® to Fix Diastema3:47 am James DeFinnis
Diastema, or a gap between two teeth (normally between the two upper front teeth), often happens when the size of the jaw bones is too big for the size of the teeth. It can also result from a missing or undersized tooth, typically the one next to either of the middle front teeth, creating a gap between the two front teeth.
It is a condition that can cause embarrassment, and some difficulty in biting. Fortunately, the problem can be corrected by Invisalign® braces that Pennsylvania residents can get from a cosmetic dentist from Wilkes Barre. The effectiveness of Invasalign® in correcting this condition is seen in two cases performed and documented by Dr. Payam C. Ataii, founder of the National Association of Dental Professionals, as featured in Dentalcompare.com.
The patient is a 20-year-old man with a gap 4 to 5 mm wide between his upper central incisors. He was serving in the military, where anything that hinders normal biting and chewing can result in a discharge. When he went to see Dr. Ataii, he had less than a year to have the gap fixed before deployment.
The dentist chose Invisalign® treatment to correct the gap. A total of 24 aligners were used over the course of six months, 15 upper and 9 lower. Patient compliance, Ataii wrote, was key to the success of the treatment. Failing to wear the aligners for just four hours can set back the process three days.
The patient is a 27-year-old man with diastema on various parts of the teeth, and had been told in previous consultations with other dentists that Invisalign® could do little to fix the problem. Nevertheless, satisfactory results were achieved using the product, avoiding the need for invasive treatments.
Teeth aren’t bonded to a rigid, fixed base; they are anchored by periodontal ligament fibers (found in the gums). A series of cellular processes bond the teeth to the protein fibers in the ligament, which constantly moves and adjusts when exposed to pressure from chewing and other forces. It is this constant movement that creates malocclusions, or teeth misalignment, when even a single tooth is lost or damaged.
A Scranton, PA cosmetic dentistry office like Back Mountain Dental, and other Invasalign® treatment providers, will prescribe the aligners in sets, even if only one pair of teeth are to be corrected. This is to allow the entire set of teeth to adjust and move together as the Invasalign® subtly guides the teeth’s repositioning.
(Source: Invisalign Case Study: Correcting Diastema Between Upper Central Incisors, Dentalcompare.com)