Orthodontic treatment didn’t always come with a lot of choices. Traditionally, the process of realigning teeth that aren’t in proper alignment could only be accomplished with the help of orthodontic braces, which consist of brackets and wires. Today, however, patients who need to straighten crooked teeth have more choices than ever before for improving their smiles and tooth alignment. For example, at our Cleveland, TX, dental office, we can suggest a more discreet and comfortable alternative in the form of Invisalign® clear aligners. Made from nearly invisible acrylic instead of metal brackets and wires, clear aligners can be a good choice for improving your smile in a way that isn’t as obvious as traditional braces.
You have to straighten your crooked teeth
Being able to discreetly straighten your teeth is an important benefit to Invisalign® clear aligners, but most importantly, they’re effective at achieving optimal orthodontic treatment results. The alignment of your teeth can have a serious impact on your oral health, bite function, and quality of life, and the sooner you seek treatment to straighten them, the better your long-term oral health will be. For patients who hesitate to seek orthodontic treatment because they worry about traditional braces, clear aligners can be a good way to encourage them to receive treatment as soon as possible.
You don’t have to make your treatment obvious
Because your smile is one of your most prominent features, it’s natural for older teens and adults to worry about how braces will make their smiles look. Traditionally, brackets have to be semi-permanently bonded to the teeth so the arch wire can straighten them, making braces highly noticeable. However, Invisalign® consists of aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth and gradually guide them into straighter positions. This means they don’t require brackets or wires, and because the aligners are nearly invisible, they don’t have to be obvious throughout the course of your treatment.
Invisalign® is more versatile than you might expect
The discretion and convenience that clear aligners provide can often make them seem like a solution that can only work for minor cases of tooth misalignment. If you have more severe malocclusion, then you might assume that you’re not a good candidate for clear aligners. However, Invisalign’s aligners are custom-designed using advanced digital imaging equipment to closely match your orthodontic needs. This makes them effective and versatile enough to address most types of tooth misalignment, including those that may seem too complex.
Learn if Invisalign® can straighten your smile
Straightening crooked teeth is always a good idea, and choosing Invisalign® clear aligners can help you do it more discreetly and conveniently. To learn more, call our Cleveland Family Dentistry office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also serve the residents of Kingwood, Conroe, Livingston, and all surrounding communities.