When your teeth aren’t aligned properly, straightening is more than just a cosmetic choice. The alignment of your teeth is essential the proper function of your bite, as well as the daily care and maintenance of your oral health. However, for some patients with crooked teeth, the need to accommodate metal braces bonded to their teeth can also seem cumbersome. Fortunately, we can help many patients avoid that need with the help of custom-designed Invisalign® clear aligners. Not only are the aligners designed to be more discreet than metal braces, but are also made to straighten crooked teeth in a much more comfortable and convenient manner.
The discretion of your clear aligners
The appearance of your smile is only one aspect of tooth misalignment, but for many patients, it’s one of the more important ones due to its high visibility. Because of this, the conspicuous nature of traditional metal braces may be one of their main concerns regarding orthodontic treatment. Unlike braces, Invisalign® is designed to straighten teeth using a series of custom-designed aligners, which don’t have to be bonded to your teeth to work. On the contrary, the aligners are designed specifically to be removed and replaced with subsequent aligners in the series. In addition, the aligners are crafted from clear, biocompatible acrylic that remains almost completely undetectable when placed over your teeth.
Not having to give up your favorite foods
The ability to remain discreet may be one of the most obvious benefits of Invisalign® aligners at first, but over time, the advantages that come with clear aligners become much more noticeable. For example, because traditional braces are semi-permanently bonded to your teeth, eating certain types of foods can risk damaging them. Throughout the course of your treatment, you may have to give up certain foods, many of which may be your favorite ones. However, clear aligners are designed to be removed, and you can do temporarily each day before eating each meal. This means you won’t have to give up your favorite foods for fear of compromising your orthodontic treatment.
Keeping your daily routines simple
Eating isn’t the only daily routine that’s impacted by your orthodontic treatment. Just as important is cleaning your teeth every day, and with brackets and wires bonded to them, your daily hygiene routine can become more complex. Cleaning between traditional braces and your teeth can require additional measures and tools, such as interdental cleaners. Yet, cleaning your teeth with Invisalign® simply requires removing your aligners beforehand, and replacing them as soon as you’re finished. This helps keep your hygiene routine simple, as well as improve your chances of avoiding issues like tooth decay and gum disease, which result from excessive oral bacteria buildup on your teeth.
Learn more about the benefits of Invisalign®
With Invisalign® clear aligners, straightening your crooked teeth doesn’t have to require dramatic changes to your daily life and routines. 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.