Few people are born with naturally straight teeth. Although there are a variety of alignment problems, crowded teeth are a common issue. It’s easy to feel insecure about their appearance, but you don’t need to hide your smile any longer. You can achieve healthy, straight teeth without brackets and wires. Invisalign is a nearly invisible solution to move your teeth into their ideal positions. Here’s how we can improve your smile with clear aligners.
Crowding of the teeth can be caused by several factors, like jaw displacement or irregular tooth size. Often, it’s the result of a small or narrow jaw, but it can also occur from past dental trauma and a cleft lip or palate. No matter the cause, we can reposition your teeth using an individualized plan.
Believe it or not, crowded teeth aren’t just an aesthetic issue. If your teeth are overlapped or rotated, they are more difficult to clean. Even the best brushing and flossing techniques can leave harmful bacteria trapped between the misaligned teeth, increasing your risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Not to mention, it can affect your bite, which can lead to enamel erosion, difficulty eating, and jaw pain. In some cases, you can even have a higher likeliness of dental emergencies because rotated or protruding teeth are more likely to take the force of an impact to your mouth, which can result in a knocked-out or broken tooth.
Traditional braces rely on a series of brackets and wires to gradually pull the teeth into position. Invisalign works differently because a series of clear plastic aligners are worn over your teeth, applying consistent pressure to move them. This method can treat a variety of overcrowding issues; however, you’ll still need a consultation to ensure it’s the right treatment for you.
If you’re a candidate for Invisalign, we’ll take digital impressions of your mouth, which integrate with state-of-the-art technology to map the movement of your teeth. The information is transferred to a series of custom-made aligners. You’ll wear them for at least 22 hours per day, switching to the next aligner in the series weekly. Every treatment plan differs, but most patients are finished with their treatment in about 12 months. Generally, patients who need to make major movements will require more aligners than someone who only needs minor adjustments.
Many teens and adults prefer Invisalign over metal braces because it offers a variety of advantages, such as:
If you’re ready to achieve the healthy, confident smile you deserve, contact our office today to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign. You’ll invest in your oral health and self-esteem using an FDA-approved solution.
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