Crooked or misaligned teeth can significantly diminish the appearance of your smile, which may be causing you to feel self-conscious or hide your teeth when you interact with other people. Perhaps you’ve considered straightening your teeth, but the idea of wearing braces feels unappealing.
Invisalign offers a solution for orthodontic treatment using clear aligners to straighten your teeth instead of metal braces, which can be an ideal option for adults wanting to align their teeth discreetly.
How Invisalign Works
Invisalign aligners are made of plastic and customized with a secure fit making them both comfortable to wear with no pokey brackets or wires to worry about and virtually invisible since they are clear. You can also easily remove your aligners for brushing, flossing, and eating, which means you’ll still enjoy all the foods you love during your treatment.
You will wear your aligners at least 22 hours each day and change them every two weeks, which you can do at home. You’ll also have appointments with Dr. Smith every few weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned; however, Invisalign doesn’t require as many check-in visits as braces would.
Straighter Teeth Equals Improved Oral Health
While your main motivation for straightening your teeth may be to achieve a beautiful smile; did you know that your crooked teeth are also impacting your dental health?
When teeth overlap or are misaligned, they are to clean. If you can’t brush and floss properly, your risk of developing dental concerns such as cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease increases.
If your bite is not aligned correctly, it can cause problems for your jaw joint and could result in a painful jaw disorder known as temporomandibular disorder, or TMD. This disorder can be very debilitating and result in headaches, tenderness when chewing, and bruxism (clenching and grinding).
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Dr. Smith is a preferred Invisalign provider, which means she can verify if this is the right treatment for your needs during a consultation where she will provide a complete examination, and take x-rays, and photos of your teeth.
If you decide Invisalign is the best procedure for you, Dr. Smith uses 3-D technology to create your treatment plan and your first set of aligners. She will even be able to show you what your completed smile will look like!
If Invisalign isn’t right for your needs, Dr. Smith can recommend other treatment options that will help you achieve your goals for your smile.
Don’t live with a smile that you’re not proud of any longer! Contact Smith Dentalworks today to find out why Dr. Smith is the Invisalign dentist in Oro Valley that patients trust.