Have you noticed crooked teeth, or parts of your smile where they crowd or overlap one another? Dental misalignment could have a major impact on the beauty of your smile, and also upset bite function and even oral health. For an invisible approach to smile correction, your Cleveland, TX, dentist could recommend Invisalign®!
The Factors Behind Misalignment
What causes misalignment to develop in the first place? There could be a number of different reasons. For example, issues with the growth of the jaw and oral structures could impact the positions of the teeth, as could thumb sucking or tongue thrusting in childhood. Losing teeth prematurely to injury or tooth decay could upset the eruption of the permanent teeth, leading to an uneven smile to develop. Even if you lost teeth in adulthood, this again could alter your smile and cause misalignment. No matter the cause, this could lead to you feeling embarrassed about your smile’s appearance, as well as trouble with proper chewing function, strain due to bite imbalance (which causes TMJ disorder and bruxism), and an increased risk of tooth decay and gum disease.
Crafting Custom Orthodontics
Invisalign® is a popular choice for treating misalignment because the aligners are nearly invisible when worn. They also fit comfortably! This is because each set is custom-made for your smile. Once we decide Invisalign® is the best course of action, our team will take detailed digital images and measurements of your smile with advanced technology. We use these to create a 3D computer impression of your smile, which will then be used to design and craft a series of aligners from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. Once your aligners are ready, you can start your journey to an even smile, with optimal results possible in as little as one year.
Treatment With Invisalign®
A set will be worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day on average, over a period of two weeks. At this point, a new set will need to be worn, as the teeth are carefully and gradually shifted to optimal positions. The aligners can be taken out before you eat, so you don’t have to avoid certain foods for fear of them becoming caught in your orthodontics. In addition, they can be removed before you brush and floss, making routine smile care a much simpler process as well.
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
Straighter teeth are possible with a practically invisible treatment option. If you have any questions about treating your uneven smile, or if you would like to schedule a consultation today, please contact Cleveland Family Dentistry in Cleveland, TX, at (281) 592-1234. You can also find our practice at 205 E. Houston St. Cleveland, TX 77327.