When your teeth are crooked, the most pressing concern might be how they make your smile look. Depending on the severity of your crooked teeth, this impact can be a significant one, and can have serious consequences for your overall self-confidence. However, straightening your crooked teeth does more for your smile than improve its appearance. It also improves your bite’s function, the long-term state of your oral health, and your chances of preserving your healthy, natural smile for life. To help encourage more people to straighten their misaligned teeth with orthodontic treatment, we can offer Invisalign® clear aligners that help keep their treatment comfortable and discreet.
Are the aligners really invisible?
Invisalign® orthodontic aligners ae designed to be nearly invisible while straightening your teeth, which is one of the most popular advantages to wearing them. Unlike traditional braces, which rely on metal brackets and wires to effectively straighten teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of aligners that are crafted from clear, BPA-free acrylic. The aligners fit comfortably over your teeth and dental ridge, and once in place, they remain virtually undetectable the entire time.
What is the treatment process like?
The fact that Invisalign® aligners are nearly invisible has a significant impact on the overall treatment process. As you wear them throughout the day, you can remain confident that your aligners aren’t obvious or detracting from your smile. However, clear aligners offer a lot more benefits than keeping your treatment discreet. Most importantly, the aligners aren’t bonded to your teeth, but rather fit comfortably and securely over them. With traditional brackets and wires, pressure is applied to your teeth by tightening the wires. Yet, with Invisalign, you can continue guiding crooked teeth into straighter positions by changing the aligners out for the next ones in the series.
Will the aligners interfere with your daily tasks?
Progressing through your Invisalign® treatment requires routinely changing your set of clear aligners for the next ones in the series. This means your aligners are designed to come off easily and conveniently, which also makes everyday life with Invisalign® much more convenient. For example, throughout the course of your treatment, you’ll still need to brush and floss your teeth consistently every day. By removing your aligners for a few moments beforehand, you can successfully clean your teeth as conveniently as before your Invisalign® treatment.
Learn if Invisalign® is right for you
Invisalign® clear aligners can provide a number of different benefits for your orthodontic treatment, and they may be the best solution for straightening your crooked teeth. 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.