Does Invisalign Work on “Short Teeth”?

Are you frustrated by short teeth that take away from the beauty of your smile and overall face? If so, you don’t have to live with them forever. You may have short teeth if your gums cover too much of your mouth and your tooth-to-gum ratio is imbalanced. In this case, a simple procedure such as cosmetic gum recontouring can resolve the issue.

Porcelain veneers may also do the trick and effectively lengthen your existing teeth. They are made of durable dental ceramic and shaped to match your existing teeth. A crown may be another option.

If your short teeth aren’t caused by overgrown gums, you may have just been born with teeth that are shorter than average. Invisalign may be a good way to fix short teeth that are not the result of gums. Invisalign aligners are often preferred to traditional metal braces because they are clear and virtually invisible to the naked eye.

Unless someone is super close to you and looks inside your mouth, they’ll never know you’re undergoing orthodontic treatment. Invisalign aligners are also removable so you can take them out every time you clean your teeth or enjoy a meal or snack. As you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day, you’ll notice your teeth gradually shift toward their correct positions.

Of course, every patient is different so treatment time will depend on your particular mouth and teeth. However, you’ll likely notice beautiful results after about a year. If you lead a busy lifestyle, you’ll find that Invisalign is one of the most comfortable and convenient ways to improve your short teeth and overall smile.

Contact Gladwell Orthodontics

For more information on Invisalign and short teeth, we encourage you to contact us today at 919-453-6325. We look forward to hearing from you!