Let’s face it, not everyone is born with a naturally straight smile. Whether you missed the opportunity to get braces as a child or you’ve experienced orthodontic regression, your crowded teeth are a leading source of embarrassment. Not to mention, they can also negatively impact your oral health. You know braces can correct the issues; however, you need a more sophisticated solution. We can improve the health and appearance of your smile without brackets and wires. Invisalign in Forest is a nearly invisible solution to fix crowded teeth.
It’s easy to feel insecure about your crowded teeth, causing you to hide your smile when speaking or taking a picture. Unfortunately, your self-esteem isn’t the only thing that suffers from your alignment issues.
Overlapped, rotated, or tilted teeth are more difficult to keep clean. This allows harmful plaque and bacteria to accumulate in hard to reach places, increasing your risk of preventable oral health problems, like tooth decay, gum disease, and bad breath. Not to mention, you also have a heightened risk of a dental emergency if there’s trauma or injury to your face or mouth.
If your teeth become damaged from decay or injury, it can lead to tooth loss. An incomplete smile adversely affects your oral and general health. Your teeth aren’t the only concern. The buildup can also lead to gum disease, which is directly linked to several serious health issues, like cardiovascular disease, Alzheimer’s disease, and respiratory infections.
Traditional braces use brackets and wires to pull your teeth into position. Invisalign works differently because it relies on a series of clear aligners. Each one in the series applies continual pressure to gradually move your teeth into a better position. It’s recommended you wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and switch to the next one in the series every week. Although everyone’s treatment plan differs, most patients are finished with their series in about 12 months; however, if your alignment issues are complex, you can expect the process to take a little longer.
During your journey to a complete smile, you’ll enjoy a more convenient treatment plan than what’s expected with metal braces. Since the aligners are removable, you won’t need to worry about any dietary restrictions. This also makes your oral hygiene routine a breeze because there aren’t any brackets or wires to clean around.
You’ll also spend less time in the dental chair because you won’t need appointments for adjustments. You’ll only need to visit your cosmetic dentist in Forest every few weeks to monitor the movement of your teeth. This is the ideal solution for busy adults who don’t have time to visit their dentist every couple of weeks.
You don’t need to live with crowded teeth. We can help you achieve the straight, healthy smile you deserve. Contact our office today to schedule your consultation to see if you’re a candidate for Invisalign.