While many people associate a straight smile with attractiveness, properly aligned teeth also promote optimal oral health. Straight teeth are easier to clean than crooked and overlapped teeth. In fact, patients with crowded and crooked teeth hold a higher risk for developing periodontal disease and tooth decay because they cannot properly brush and floss between teeth. Even though many patients received orthodontic treatment during adolescence, the eruption of wisdom teeth during adulthood and other factors contribute to a crooked smile later in life. Sadly, many adults shy away from orthodontic treatment because they do not want to wear conspicuous metal and wire braces. Fortunately, our dentist officers Invisalign clear braces, a viable alternative to traditional orthodontic appliances that is both discreet and comfortable.
Using a patented system of clear aligners, Invisalign applies pressure to shift teeth to a healthier position over time.
Using a patented system of clear aligners, Invisalign applies pressure to shift teeth to a healthier position over time. Patients will wear a series of custom fitted aligners over the course of a few months. Unlike traditional wire braces, Invisalign is removable so that patients can brush and floss their teeth as they normally would. Invisalign clear braces are also removed during meals, allowing patients to chew their favorite foods more comfortably.
Made from soft and slightly pliable plastics, these aligners are more comfortable when compared to traditional braces because their structures do not scrape or cut soft tissues in the mouth. Invisalign also does not require metal brackets or the attachment of metal anchors to support orthodontic movement. Because these braces are clear, this orthodontic system is incredibly discreet and practically unnoticeable to others.
Invisalign was designed to serve patients in need of inconspicuous and comfortable orthodontic care—especially adults. If you desire a straighter, healthier smile, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our friendly, experienced dentist. At your consultation, our team will determine if Invisalign will benefit your smile after conducting an oral examination. If our dentist feels that you are a candidate for clear braces, impressions (molds) of your teeth will be taken to create your custom aligners.
To schedule an appointment for an Invisalign consultation, contact our office at 312-328-9000 today.