When you have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, this could lead to poor oral health and of course, negative impacts on smile beauty. But that doesn’t mean metal braces are your only hope! Instead, your Cleveland, TX, dentist could use Invisalign® to correct your uneven smile.
The Importance of Correcting Your Smile
With misalignment, you often have food and drink particles caught between teeth that are difficult to extract even if you brush and floss. The result is a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, the pressure on your bite balance and jaw joints from misalignment could lead to complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Finally, you may feel self-conscious due to your uneven smile. But our team can help you avoid these complications by correcting the position of your teeth with a cosmetic orthodontic option known as Invisalign®.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
Invisalign® doesn’t rely on metal brackets or wires at all. Instead, we will shift the position of your teeth with a series of clear aligners, each one custom-made for your smile to ensure results with precision and a comfortable fit during treatment. To get started, our team will take a close look at your smile with a digital imaging technology, gathering images we will use to create a 3D computer impression of your smile. In a special lab setting, these impressions are used to design and fabricate your aligners, each one made with a BPA-free plastic material. When your custom aligners are ready, you can start your journey to an even smile.
The Invisalign® Treatment Experience
The process is a simple one. You will wear a set of plastic aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day, over the period of about two weeks. At this point, you start wearing the next set in the series for the same amount of time, and repeat the process until you obtain optimal results. For adults, this could be possible in as little as one year, while teens and those with more severe alignment concerns may need up to 18 months. The aligners fit comfortably and are also removable, so mealtime and brushing and flossing are a much easier process.
If you have any questions about how we correct dental misalignment with the Invisalign® system, or if you or a member of your family are ready to start this process, then contact our team today to get started!
Speak With Your Cleveland, TX Dentist About Clear Aligners
At Cleveland Family Dentistry, we have a comfortable and cosmetic approach to orthodontics. To schedule an appointment, call our dental office in Cleveland, TX, today at (281) 592-1234. We also proudly serve patients and their families from Kingwood, New Caney, Conroe, Livingston, Huffman, and all surrounding communities.