Hi, I am here to help you,
As you have already noticed it, teeth move throughout life.
Just as our bodies change, skin, muscles, bones, there is also changes and shifts in the dentition. If there is a rough edge on the lingual side of your front teeth, you can go to the dentist and he could smooth the edge or edges that are irritating to your tongue.
Be aware that your teeth will continue to move, though.
I know you are happy with the way your teeth look cosmetically, but you could have a consultation with an orthodontist if at any time you do not like something about their function
or if you notice that your teeth have signs of being worn (have facets)
You could also have your dentist build a night guard . This will prevent further teeth movement
yes, as I am an orthodontist :)
Invisalign is for certain cases… usually it focuses on the alignment of the teeth, so candidates have to start of with a good bite
If you do have a good bite (you need to be examined by and orthodontist) and you are a candidate for theist type of treatment, this would do the trick
It will move your teeth forward
Well, it really depends on the case...
Cases can take as little as 6 to 8 months (the shortest, usually) or as long as a couple of years...
you have to remember that movement of the teeth is very slow...
orthodontics takes a long time and it's not a quick fix
22 hours a day is the recommended regimen
it means that you can only take them off to brush and eat
if you wear them less they will not work
not at all
You may want to check their website and see the video
let me give you the link
Regarding cost, I can give you an idea of cost in the US… but I am not sure in Australia...
The average treatment in the US is between $4500 and $7000...
Well… that would be a quick fix… it will solve the sensation, but is not addressing the problem if you have malpositioned teeth….
If your bite is off, my suggestion is to have a consult with an orthodontist
Does that make sense to you?
I understand… if your bite is ok and your tooth is slightly out of alignment I think that the ideal option would be to position the tooth where it should be….
However, if for any reason, orthodontic treatment (Invisalign or any type) is not something you want to pursue (time, financial concerns, etc), then , having the tooth smoothed out by a filling or smooth the enamel by recontouring the tooth, is not a bad option
I would still consider a retainer or night guard to avoid any further tooth movement after you get the tooth fixed
The filling could be done in one appointment
and the night guard takes a couple of appointments. Taking an impression and fitting of the night guard
The Invisalign, as I said, could take several months, at the minimum
You will need some kind of retention after the treatment is done… as I mentioned before , teeth shift throughout life
Is there any other questions I could help you with?
Good luck to you
Dr Mariana Levy
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