If you have crooked or crowded teeth, or if they overlap one another, this poor alignment could lead to serious trouble for your smile. We want to straighten your smile, and do so with a clear and comfortable option. In today’s blog, your Cleveland, TX, dentist talks about starting your Invisalign® treatment.
Do You Have Uneven Teeth?
If you have misalignment, then you could feel embarrassed about your appearance. In addition, this could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as thoroughly brushing and flossing is more difficult. Poor alignment is also linked to a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Which means treatment is crucial for avoiding poor oral health and negative impacts on your appearance. Our team can help with clear Invisalign® aligners!
To begin, we will take a close look at your smile with digital imaging systems, so we can assess the cause and extent of your malocclusion. From there, we will decide if Invisalign® is the best choice for your smile. If so, the digital images we take of your smile will be used to create a 3D computer impression, one that allows experts to create your aligners in a lab setting. When your custom aligners are ready, you will begin wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours a day. Each set is worn daily for a period of about two weeks. You then move on to the next set in the series, continuing your treatment.
Benefits in Your Daily Life
First, each aligner will be clear and nearly invisible, so your orthodontics don’t impact your professional appearance. Being custom-made means they fit comfortably too, and you avoid the gum and cheek irritation often reported with braces. Overall, they require less treatment time too. Many adults see optimal results in about a year, compared to two years for braces. They can also be removed! Which means you don’t have to avoid certain foods or alter your diet. Brushing and flossing your teeth is much easier too, so you can take better care of your smile during treatment.
If you have any questions about the Invisalign® process, then contact our team today to learn more. We would love to offer a consultation to see if this is right for you and if you benefit from treatment. An even and healthy smile is always possible, so let’s get started today.
Talk To Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Correcting Malocclusion
We would like to help you enjoy clear and comfortable smile correction with the Invisalign® system. For more information on addressing poor dental alignment with a cosmetic approach, then contact your Cleveland, TX, dentist, Dr. Uhrenholdt, by calling (281) 592-1234.