Are you reluctant to smile due to misaligned teeth? Your smile affects both your oral health and your confidence. Our dentist in Kilgore, Texas, can help you correct the alignment of your teeth with Invisalign® clear braces.
The process of getting a straighter smile starts with a series of clear aligner trays that incrementally straighten your teeth over time. Each aligner is to be worn for a few weeks while they slowly shift your teeth into a more optimal position. They are made of clear plastic to be less noticeable than metal brace and custom-made to fit your teeth.
You must wear your aligners for 20 to 22 hours a day to see the best results. The only times you can remove your aligner are during meals and while brushing your teeth. If you’re interested in what Invisalign can do for you, here are 5 reasons why you should choose Invisalign.
Invisalign works by putting pressure on your teeth to adjust them into a better position. You will feel this pressure on your teeth during the first day or so of wearing new aligners. A lot of people feel that the temporary discomfort is worth having a straighter smile.
If the jaw continues to grow after treatment is done, the teeth can keep moving and undo any progress that was made. This is why it’s important that an invisalign patient’s jaw is done growing. When teeth move after treatment, gaps and more misalignment can happen which needs further orthodontic treatment to fix it.
While a fully grown jaw is an important condition for Invisalign treatment, that’s not the only one. Because the aligners are removable, people also must have the motivation and self-discipline to wear them despite the temporary discomfort. This is why metal braces are often better for children.
Every person has unique oral health needs, and what is good for one person may not be good for another. You can talk with our dentist about whether Invisalign treatment is right for you or your child.
If you want to straighten your teeth without metal braces then you should ask our dentist if Invisalign is right for you. People often appreciate that Invisalign lets them discreetly straighten teeth without their friends, coworkers, and family knowing.
One of the best places for plaque and tartar to hide is where the toothbrush can’t reach. The brackets and wires of braces can get in the way of effective tooth brushing. Wearing braces can also make flossing difficult. The good news is Invisalign trays can be removed so you can brush and floss with ease.
Over time, orthodontic treatment improves both your oral health and the appearance of your smile. Because straight teeth are much easier to clean, many people who undergo Invisalign treatment are able to avoid tooth decay and gum disease later in life.
Invisalign treatment is not meant to help people with serious over or underbites. The consequences of not fixing serious misalignment are jaw pain, damage to tooth enamel, and even TMJ disorder. Invisalign treatment is able to correct minor alignment issues.