Possessing a straight smile does more than improve your appearance; it is also beneficial to your oral health. When teeth are crooked, overlapped, or crowded, they are difficult to clean and thus more susceptible to conditions like dental caries and gum disease. Straightening a smile through orthodontics is an important part of maintaining good oral health. Unfortunately, patients may need more than one series of orthodontic treatments in their life. For example, when wisdom teeth come in, it can reverse previous tooth alignment. Some patients may forego orthodontic treatment all together because they fear traditional metal and wire braces. Fortunately, Dr. Amer offers a discreet, convenient, and effective method for straightening teeth with Invisalign™.
The Benefits of Invisalign™
The Invisalign™ system for straightening teeth is both discreet and comfortable. A favorite among adults and teenagers who want to straighten their smiles inconspicuously, Invisalign™ consists of using a series of custom fitted aligners that resemble a clear retainer. These aligners are fitted to provide gentle pressure on the teeth to slowly shift them to straighter positions over time, much like traditional braces but without the metal wires and unsightly brackets.
About every two weeks, patients will wear a new aligner that is slightly tighter than the one before to achieve the desired effect. Aligners are made from soft and pliable plastics that will not cut into soft oral tissues like the insides of cheeks and lips. One of the best benefits associated with Invisalign™ is that the aligners are removable. This allows patients to clean their teeth and eat without obstruction. When compared to traditional orthodontic appliances, the majority of patients find Invisalign™ much more comfortable and attractive.
Who Benefits from Invisalign™
Adults and teenagers desiring a straighter smile benefit from Invisalign™. This is because they can achieve properly positioned teeth in an inconspicuous way that doesn’t affect patient comfort or oral function.
To find out if Invisalign™ is right for you, contact our practice to schedule a one-on-one consultation with our skilled family dentist, Dr. Amer.