When you need to straighten crooked teeth, there’s a lot to consider. The impact of your tooth misalignment can be more significant than you realize at first, but the implications of wearing metal braces may also be less attractive than you wish. For many patients who want to straighten their teeth discreetly, we can often recommend Invisalign® clear aligners. Designed to address a wide range of tooth alignment problems, Invisalign® clear aligners can offer a more discreet and enhanced experience when it comes to straightening crooked teeth and improving your smile’s appearance and bite function.
Their impact on your smile’s appearance
The most obvious impact of crooked teeth is their visible appearance, which can vary depending on how severely out of alignment your teeth are. However, even when the effect is minimal, it can still be noticeable, and it can have a notable effect on your smile’s overall appearance and your self-confidence. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can improve the appearance of your smile without having to affect that appearance further. Unlike metal brackets and wires, the aligners are specifically designed to remain discreet and virtually undetectable throughout the course of your treatment.
Your hygiene routine during your treatment
Not everyone can see your hygiene routine at home the way they can see your braces when you smile. However, the effect of traditional orthodontics on your hygiene routine can be more profound than those on your smile’s appearance. For traditional orthodontic treatment to work, the metal brackets of the braces have to be bonded to your teeth. This means cleaning your teeth will require working around the brackets and wires of your braces, which could require additional hygiene tools such as an interdental cleaner. By contrast, you can remove Invisalign’s aligners to eliminate any hindrances to your daily hygiene routine each day.
Your other daily habits, like eating
Cleaning your teeth is one area where traditional braces can impact your daily routine. Another is your eating habits, which can be greatly impacted by a need to avoid foods that could damage traditional brackets and wires. Invisalign® aligners allow you to enjoy your favorite foods without fear of compromising your orthodontic treatment by allowing you to temporarily remove your aligners before each meal.
Find out if Invisalign® is the better choice
Invisalign® clear aligners help you straighten your crooked teeth in a way that has a more favorable impact on your daily life. 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.