Can Clear Aligners Fix Crowded Teeth?

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Are your teeth somewhat crowded and wondering how to fix them without braces? Well, there’s no need to worry. Clear aligners have traditionally been used to treat mild cases of crowded teeth, and they’ve come a long way in treating more complex issues.

What causes severe teeth crowding?

The teeth crowding or crookedness of the teeth may begin as soon as the teeth start to develop. It can grow in children as young as five years of age in some cases. 

Our jaw and teeth follow suit as we get older, but it is not an entirely smooth process. When you use clear aligners to fix crowded teeth later in life, the aligner creates space for the teeth.

The following factors may cause crooked, crowded teeth:

  • Myofunctional habits occur during childhood, like mouth-breathing, thumb-sucking, and reverse swallowing.
  • Impacted teeth
  • A small jaw – so small that it cannot fit all the adult teeth in a straight line.
  • The natural shape of the jaw, including underbites and overbites.

Severely crowded teeth are more difficult to clean. In the absence of treatment, overcrowded teeth can lead to dental conditions such as tooth decay, gum disease, grinding, and cardiovascular disorders.

Can Clear Aligners Fix Crowded Teeth?

A common question we get from patients is can clear aligners fix crowded teeth? If diagnosed early, crowded teeth can be treated with ease. Crowded teeth can be treated with Beam Clear Aligners – a non-invasive Australian clear aligner. 

Clear aligners straighten your teeth by gradually shifting them into their desired position. This is achieved by wearing multiple custom-made aligners as prescribed by your orthodontist. 

The best news of all is that you can straighten your teeth from the comfort of your home. Every patient has a personalized 3D treatment plan. Using 3D imaging, our licensed dentists will take precise measurements of your mouth and create a set of custom clear aligners that you’ll wear throughout teeth straightening.

Each set of clear aligners should be worn for two weeks. After that, you should only remove them when you want to brush or eat. Then, as your teeth get straighter, you can switch to other aligners.

Therefore, to answer your question of can clear aligners fix crowded teeth, yes. 

The benefits of clear aligners for crowded teeth

Physical appearance: As the name implies, clear aligners are clear, hardly-noticeable plastic aligners (compared to traditional metal braces). This gives them that aesthetic appeal – one of the reasons why most people choose it over conventional metal braces. 

Dental hygiene: With clear aligners, patients have the option of taking off the aligners when it’s time to drink, floss, brush, or eat. This will allow your teeth to remain clean throughout the day.

Custom approach: Clear aligners are designed to treat the situation you face. Treatment with clear aligners is more comfortable than other forms of treatment.

Clear aligners are removable: Because you can remove them at any time (we recommend wearing them for 22 hours daily), clear aligners do not affect your lifestyle as much as metal braces. You can eat whatever you want, engage in physical activities, participate in all sporting events, and play your instruments without interference from elastics, wires, or metal brackets.

Clear aligners fix overcrowded teeth by pushing the teeth gradually into proper alignment. Each new set of aligners will move each tooth to a quarter of a millimeter. 

As your teeth shift, more space will be created in your mouth, reducing the overcrowding and forcing the teeth to their correct positions. 

How long you will use your clear aligners depends on the level of overcrowding. Some patients may have their condition resolved within a few months, while others may take several years. Your orthodontist will work with you to create a personalized treatment plan.

Beam Clear Aligners

At Beam, our mission is to make dental care more affordable and accessible to all Australians. That’s why our clear aligners are the most affordable solution for improving your smile. Best of all we offer two simple ways to pay. 

Once you have purchased your Beam impression kit and approved your Beam Clear Aligner treatment plan the next step in your smile journey is to purchase your Beam Clear Aligners to achieve your dream smile. 

We offer flexible clear aligner pricing plans as outlined below. We are offering $700 OFF our Single Payment plan for a limited time. All Payment Plans Include Free Teeth Whitening & One Set of Retainers for Post Treatment. Valued at $240. Beam clear aligner pricing is $2149. 

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