Instead of metal braces alone, we also have a cosmetic option to correct dental misalignment. With Invisalign®, we use a series of clear and comfortable aligners to shift the teeth and improve overall beauty and function. In today’s blog, find out how your Cleveland, TX, dentist corrects smiles with Invisalign® aligners.
The Benefits of Correcting Misalignment
An even smile looks great and can be a source of renewed confidence, but that isn’t the only reason to undergo orthodontic treatment. With misalignment, food particles could become trapped between teeth, left for brackets to consume. This elevates the risk of bad breath, teeth stains, tooth decay, and even gum disease. Misalignment also upset bite balance, which could mean an increased risk of painful disorders like TMD or even bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). To help your smile stay healthy and strong, you should consider correcting your misalignment.
Our Invisalign® Aligners
Invisalign® is popular with teens and adults alike because these aligners are barely noticeable. We craft them, based on detailed images and measurements we gather of your smile with digital scanning technology. The aligners are made from clear BPA-free plastic, so they’re barely noticeable. Being custom-made means they fit comfortably too, and they help prevent the gum and cheek irritation often reported with braces. This option helps address minor and more severe cases of misalignment, so you enjoy a nearly invisible solution to your crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth.
Wearing Your Aligners
Treatment involves wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours per day, only taking them out for meals, brushing and flossing your teeth, or for special occasions. After about two weeks, you will upgrade to the next set in the series, and this process will continue for about a year for adults, and up to 18 months for teen patients. The exact time will depend on the severity of your misalignment, and whether you wear them as we recommended. If you want to see if these are right for you, then contact our team today to schedule a consultation. We will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your uneven smile, and help you find the right solution. If you schedule a visit, now, you can get ahead of the busy holiday season, and also use any leftover 2021 dental insurance benefits or health savings funds before they expire at the end of December.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
We have cosmetic solutions to uneven smiles that are removable and comfortable. If you would like to correct an uneven smile or discuss any of our other cosmetic treatment options, then schedule a consultation today by contacting Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.