Do you desire a straighter smile but dread wearing metal and wire braces? Does the thought of noticeable braces tempt you to forego necessary orthodontic treatment? If you are nodding your head in agreement, our dentists have the perfect solution for you. Our practice offers Invisalign, an inconspicuous and comfortable alternative to metal braces that effectively straightens teeth for healthy, attractive smiles.
Straight Teeth are Healthy Teeth
Some patients forego orthodontic treatment over concerns associated with traditional braces. Unfortunately, opting out of braces can affect oral health. When teeth are improperly aligned, it can increase a patient’s risk for gum disease, tooth decay, and malocclusions (a misaligned bite where the upper and lower sets of teeth do not fit together properly when the mouth is closed). Overlapped, crooked, and crowded teeth are harder to clean than straight teeth. In fact, flossing thoroughly is incredibly difficult. This means that patients with crowded and overlapped teeth are more likely to have plaque and tartar buildup, substances that contribute to periodontal disease and dental caries. Improperly aligned teeth often result in malocclusions that can cause TMJ dysfunction and worn down teeth.
Invisalign: A Comfortable and Discreet Solution
Developed in the 1990s, Invisalign is a teeth-straightening system that does not rely on permanent oral appliances. Instead, patients wear clear aligners made of plastic. Using gentle pressure, these custom aligners will correct misaligned teeth over time. With Invisalign, patients can achieve a straighter, healthier smile without the need for noticeable brackets and wires. Invisalign is removable, too, so orthodontic appliances do not obstruct eating, brushing, and flossing. Since aligners are constructed from pliable plastics, patients do not suffer with irritation along soft oral tissues.
Invisalign is a great option for teenagers and adults who desire very discreet orthodontic treatment. To find out if Invisalign is right for you, we recommend that you schedule a consultation with our experienced dental team today.