Orthodontics without Metal Braces

For patients who’ve never needed orthodontic treatment, the prospect of having to wear braces as an adult can often be confusing. Even if your teeth have always been perfectly aligned, there are several different things that could affect that alignment, such as tooth loss or impacted third molars (wisdom teeth). No matter how or why it occurs, tooth misalignment can have a significant impact on your oral health and correcting it should be a top priority. For many patients, the decision to straighten their crooked teeth is made much easier with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners, which eliminate many of the concerns that come with traditional braces.

How Invisalign® Differs from Braces

The point of orthodontic treatment is to gradually guide crooked teeth into their proper alignment, traditionally through the use of braces made from brackets and wires. The brackets, which are bonded to each tooth, are connected by an arch wire that applies the necessary amount of pressure to move your teeth. By contrast, Invisalign® consists of a series of aligners that are responsible for specific phases of your tooth movement. Each aligner moves crooked teeth a certain degree toward their proper alignment. By the time you complete the series, your teeth will be as straight and attractive as if you had completed traditional orthodontic treatment.

Find Out More About Invisalign® Aligners

Straightening crooked teeth is important, but it doesn’t have to be a cumbersome process if you qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners. For more information about the many benefits of Invisalign®, schedule a consultation by calling Newhall Dental Arts in Newhall, CA, today at (661) 259-7760.