When you have misalignment, you could feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your smile, and your oral health can suffer too. Since the new year is about making big changes, why not consider a major change for your smile? In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about the benefits of Invisalign®.
First, schedule a visit to meet with our team for a consultation. We will discuss your hopes for your smile, and then carefully examine it with detailed digital images, including digital x-rays. This allows us to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment with detail, so we can decide if Invisalign® is the best option for you. We also have braces if your misalignment is too severe. Remember, treating your misalignment does far more than just boost the beauty of your smile. An even smile lowers the risk of major complications, from tooth decay and gum disease to TMJ disorder and even bruxism (teeth grinding). A healthy and functional smile is possible with orthodontic treatment!
Creating Custom Aligners
Our team will need to create your aligners, which are custom-made and fitted for your smile, ensuring treatment with precision and accuracy, as well as a comfortable experience. We take detailed images from multiple angles and then combine them to create 3D impressions of your smile. In a lab setting, experts will use these to design and craft the aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. Each set will fit comfortably and be completely clear in appearance. When they’re ready, you will begin the treatment process.
A set is worn for two weeks for about 20 to 22 hours per day, depending on our team’s recommendations. After two weeks, you move on to the next set in the series. This continues for the length of the treatment, as the clear orthodontics gently shift the teeth into proper position.
The Invisalign® Benefits
First, they’re barely noticeable and clear in appearance. Second, they fit comfortably, and the process requires fewer office visits and provides a shorter treatment time when compared to braces. In fact, people can see optimal results in as little as one year in many cases. In addition, they can be removed before you eat, so no need to avoid foods or change your diet. Being removable also makes brushing and flossing way easier as well. If you have any questions about correcting your misalignment with a cosmetic approach, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s straighten your smile in 2023!
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Clear Smile Correction
With cosmetic dentistry, we can even help address your misalignment. For more information about shifting your uneven teeth, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.