Having straight teeth is more than just an aesthetic advantage. Everyone would love a beautiful smile, but did you know your dental health is at risk if you have crooked teeth? Orthodontic treatment will improve your smile, but will also eliminate areas where plaque buildup can lead to dental decay and/or gum disease.
Young children make great candidates for traditional metal braces; however, teens and adults who wish to have their teeth straightened should see their dentist to see if they qualify for Invisalign clear aligners.
The advantages with Invisalign over other methods of orthodontics are numerous:
They are clear – Patients who wish to straighten their teeth without the stigma of metal braces enjoy the transparency of Invisalign aligners.
They are comfortable – Aligners are made from a material that gently shifts teeth to their correct placement without bands, brackets, or wires to abrade soft oral tissues.
They are convenient – Invisalign aligners are replaced every two weeks with the next in the series of aligners. This means the straightening process continues without regular dental visits to have wires adjusted.
They are removable – Of all the advantages of Invisalign clear aligners, the fact that they are removable is possibly the most helpful aspect you can enjoy while having your teeth straightened.
You can remove your aligners to eat snacks and meals – unlike other methods of teeth alignment, your food choices are limitless. Simply remove, eat, and replace.
You can take care of your daily oral maintenance of brushing and flossing without any encumbrance. Take aligners out, brush and floss, and replace. Your dental provider will be able to thoroughly clean your teeth every six months without having to clean around braces.
Invisalign orthodontics can align an overbite, underbite, or crossbite using a series of aligners that are fabricated with the use of photographs, dental x-rays, and impressions … digital 3D technology is employed to provide the aligners the patient will use to gradually shift their teeth to the correct occlusion.
With each new aligner, the patient is correcting their bite and straightening their teeth with the convenience of clear and comfortable braces. Invisalign offers a unique approach to teeth straightening that is a welcome improvement from the traditional methods that have been used for years.
To find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign, contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan at 281-609-7377 today.