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Invisalign is an extremely effective orthodontic method for straightening teeth, closing gaps, and correcting bite issues. They are discreet, comfortable, and virtually invisible aligners, making them perfect for those wanting to enhance their smile without other people being able to tell.

It may come as a surprise, that Invisalign, along with other types of braces can be used for more than just correcting misaligned teeth or bite issues. We are a specialist orthodontist in Chorley, with years of expertise in fitting and maintaining Invisalign for our patients, and one of the questions we get often is if Invisalign can change the shape of your smile.

If you have thought about widening your smile or changing the shape of your smile in any way, this article is here to help.


Factors That Can Affect the Width of Your Smile?

In orthodontic terms, the “perfect” smile follows the contour of the bottom lip, where the teeth match the contour of the lip and when it comes to aligning teeth to create the most pleasing smile, orthodontists will use a means of methods, including Invisalign.

The definition of a narrow smile is where six or fewer teeth are displayed with an open-lipped smile. In most instances where the teeth are treated with Invisalign, the smile will naturally widen but in other cases, a narrow smile is caused by missing teeth or a small maxillary arch.


How Invisalign Works

Invisalign aligners work by applying controlled force to different parts of your teeth, at different stages in your treatment. The process begins by having images taken of your mouth, teeth, and gums, from this, your orthodontist will map out your treatment plan, taking the current and final straightened position of your teeth to map out a plan that gradually aligns your teeth.

Invisalign trays are made from clear, medical-grade thermoplastic, which is strong and smooth, and so very comfortable to wear. Every few weeks, you get a replacement set of aligners, which aims to move specific teeth with each set, creating a controlled and less painful way of aligning your teeth, and gradually working towards your perfect smile.


Is it Possible for Invisalign to Make Your Smile Wider?

Although mostly not used as a direct cure for narrow smiles, Invisalign can be used for this very purpose. When straightening teeth, the smile can naturally become wider as teeth move into the desired position. Invisalign works by using gentle, constant pressure with the force of the aligners, moving crooked, gappy, or overcrowded teeth into a more natural position, making the smile appear wider.

Speak to a Specialist Orthodontist in Chorley.

Here at Chorley Orthodontics, we have years of experience in creating happy patients with smiles they can be proud of. Whether you’re looking to correct bite issues, align crooked teeth or create a wider smile, we have the expertise to help. It may be that this can be achieved through braces treatment, including Invisalign, but for more severe cases orthognathic surgery may be needed.

It is also important to note, that if a narrow smile is noted when a child is still young, other methods may need to be employed to widen the palate.

How Chorley Orthodontist Can Help.

One thing is for certain, if you are seeking Invisalign in Chorley, Chorley Orthodontics can provide you with the information, advice, and support you need to ensure that you get the most out of your Invisalign treatment.

Chorley Orthodontics is your specialist orthodontist in Chorley, made up of a team of experts who are highly trained in all forms of orthodontic treatments. Invisalign is our most popular hidden brace system here at our practice, so contact us today and book your free consultation.


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