With the Invisalign® system, we have a solution to crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth that doesn’t rely on metal braces. Instead, you have an option that is barely noticeable, and perfect for our image-conscious teen and adult patients. In today’s blog, your Newhall, CA, dentist will discuss how the Invisalign® system works.
The Dangers of Misalignment
First, let’s talk about why misalignment is much more than just a cosmetic issue. When you have uneven teeth, this provides places for food particles to become trapped. Even if you brush and floss, this could fail to reach and remove them. As a result, bacteria can break them down a process that leads to plaque buildup, weakened enamel, and inflamed gum tissues, boosting the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, uneven teeth could place serious pressure on the jaw joints or upset bite balance, making painful complications like TMJ disorder and chronic teeth grinding more likely. However, by addressing the alignment of your smile, your oral health improves!
Aligners Instead of Braces
Now that you know why, let’s talk about how. We don’t have to rely on metal braces to shift the position of your teeth. Instead, we will take detailed image and measurements of your smile with digital technolgoy. At a lab, these images and measurements will enable experts to design and craft a series of aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. Then finished product will fit snugly over your teeth, and prevent the gum and cheek irritation often reported with braces. A set is worn for 20 to 22 hours a day, for about two weeks. Then you move on to the next set in the series. Over time, they shift your teeth and correct misalignment!
Not only are they clear and comfortable, but you can remove them! Which means no more worries about food becoming stuck in your orthodontics, and that brushing and flossing is now way easier. You can also take them out for special occasions, just as long as you make sure you’re wearing them how the dentist recommends. The treatment time only takes about a year, and you then enjoy a more even and attractive smile. If you have any questions about how we correct the alignment of your smile with Invisalign® aligners, then please contact our team today. You could start your journey to a healthier and more attractive smile today!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Orthodontics?
Newhall Dental Arts wants to provide a nearly invisible solution for minor or severe cases of misalignment! Contact our Newhall, CA office at (661) 259-7760 to learn more about how we correct the beauty and function of your smile, or about any of our other treatment options.