How to Straighten Your Smile without Wearing Braces

Crooked teeth are too important to ignore. Not only can they dramatically affect your smile’s appearance, but they can also make things like biting and chewing more difficult, and limit your ability to keep your teeth clean. Most people with crooked teeth realize this, but for many of them, the thought of having to wear traditional braces can make them hesitate to address them. At our Newhall, CA, dentist’s office, we offer an alternative to braces that makes choosing to straighten your teeth much easier. With Invisalign®, we can create a treatment plan to correct the misalignment of your teeth using a series of clear aligners rather than relying on traditional, bracket-and-wire style braces.

What are Invisalign® clear aligners?

Invisalign® clear aligners are orthodontic appliances that are made to fit comfortably and snugly over your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, they’re not semi-permanently bonded to your teeth, but can be slipped on and off as needed. The aligners gently force crooked teeth into proper alignment throughout the course of your treatment, but unlike braces, they apply this force through their innovative, custom-designed shape. Treatment involves progressing through a series of clear aligners, each one continuing to guide your teeth through their paths of movement until all of your teeth are correctly aligned.

How they work without brackets and wires

Conventional braces use brackets and connective arch wires to continuously provide the force needed to correct your crooked teeth. The arch wires apply their force to your teeth through the brackets, which are bonded in place, and your dentist or orthodontist routinely tightens the wire to ensure optimal results. By contrast, clear aligners are designed according to specific, highly precise measurements of your teeth, with slight corrections that gently guide your crooked teeth toward their desired positions. Pressure is applied through their unique design, and treatment progresses as you change the aligners for the next in the series every couple of weeks.

The many benefits of clear aligners

As their name suggests, Invisalign® aligners are virtually undetectable while you wear them. Therefore, their highly discreet appearance is one of the most notable benefits of wearing clear aligners. If you qualify for them, then you can enjoy the straighter smile you deserve without having to worry about how your treatment will affect your smile’s immediate appearance. In addition, you can temporarily take your aligners before eating or drinking anything, and before brushing and flossing your teeth. This makes daily activities much more convenient than they would be with traditional orthodontic braces.

Enjoy a straighter smile without the braces

It’s never a goo idea to ignore orthodontic treatment, but with Invisalign®, you may be able to straighten your smile without having to wear braces. For more information, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.