Ready to make big changes to your smile in 2021? Then why not finally tackle your misalignment? Instead of offering a new smile with metal braces, our team can create a series of clear and comfy aligners. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist explains how Invisalign® offers a cosmetic route to an even and healthy smile!
Why Should I Correct My Uneven Teeth?
Misalignment isn’t just a cosmetic issue, in fact, uneven teeth could mean strain on your jaw joints and imbalance in your bite. As a result, the risk of complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) could increase. Your uneven teeth could also provide spaces for food particles to become caught, spaces you may not be able to reach when you brush and floss. As a result, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease could increase with time.
Creating Custom Aligners
While braces are effective, many people hesitate to wear them due to concerns about the appearance of your smile. Fortunately, our team can offer an alternative with Invisalign®. Instead of metal braces, we will use a series of clear and comfortable aligners. To create them, we take detailed images and impressions using digital technology. We combine to them to create a 3D model of your smile. In a dental lab setting, these images will be used to design and craft a series of aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. The aligners will be nearly invisible when worn, and fit comfortably as well as sparing you the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with orthodontics.
The Treatment Process
Our patients will wear a set for about 20 to 22 hours each day. Every two weeks, they will upgrade to the next in the series. Over time, this begins to shift the teeth into optimal positions, providing a new smile for teens in about 18 months, and a year for adults.
They can be removed, unlike metal braces! Which means you don’t have to avoid certain foods that would otherwise become caught in the orthodontics. Instead, you take them out before you eat and return them once you finish your meal. Being removable also means a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, as you don’t have to work around metal brackets and wires. As long as you wear them as prescribed, you can take them out for special occasions too. If you have any questions about improving smile alignment, then contact our team today.
Schedule Your Invisalign® Consultation Today
We understand the importance of a smile free of dental misalignment and poor bite balance. Newhall Dental Arts wants to offer you an even and stunning new smile. Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more about cosmetic orthodontics.