When you have uneven smiles, with crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, this could lead to poor oral health and complications with your smile’s appearance. However, we have an orthodontic solution, one that doesn’t need metal braces at all! In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about Invisalign®.
How Misalignment Complicates Your Oral Health
When you have an uneven smile, this could make properly bruising and flossing your teeth a difficult process. Food particles could remain trapped, left for bacteria to break down. This creates plaque buildup and makes the onset of tooth decay and gum disease much more likely. In addition, uneven teeth could mean strained jaw joints and bite imbalance, two factors that often lead to painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding). You could also feel uncomfortable in social situations or take steps to hide your smile. Instead, what if we could correct this issue, and do so without metal braces?
Taking a Clearer Approach
To begin, we will use advanced digital imaging to look at your teeth, roots, and jaw, and assess the cause and severity of your misalignment. Once we do, we can decide if Invisalign® is the best approach. If so, we will take digital images and measurements, and use them to design and craft a series of clear and cozy plastic aligners. Each set is designed specifically for your smile, offering treatment with precision and accuracy.
The Invisalign® System
The treatment process is simple. You will wear a set of aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a week, and then move on to the next set in the series after that. You then repeat this process for about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for teens. This gradually and carefully shifts your teeth into optimal positions. You can also remove them before you eat, so there is no need to avoid certain foods or alter your diet. Being removable also makes brushing and flossing your teeth much simpler, as you now don’t have to worry about working around metal braces.
If you have any questions about how we correct uneven smiles using clear and cozy plastic aligners, or if you would like to schedule a consultation to see if this is right for you, then contact our team today to learn more. We want you and your family to smile with confidence, and enjoy better oral health and function in the process.
Interested in Cosmetic Orthodontics?
A straighter smile without metal braces is possible with Invisalign®. If you have any questions about our clear and cozy aligners, 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.