When you have an uneven smile, don’t feel embarrassed and live with crooked, crowded, or overlapping smiles. Instead, seek orthodontic treatment to correct the position of your teeth. In today’s blog, your Shirley, NY, pediatric dentist and orthodontist talks about how we correct smiles with Invisalign® clear aligners.
The Importance of Treating Dental Misalignment
When you have uneven teeth, this could lead to food and drink particles becoming trapped between them, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Your uneven teeth could also place pressure on your bite balance and jaw joints, so complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) are more likely. You could also feel self-conscious about your appearance, which impacts your social interactions. By treating your misalignment with Invisalign® aligners, you help improve your overall oral health.
Creating Aligners That Fit Comfortably
Your Invisalign® treatment is tailored to your smile, and each aligner set is custom-made for you to ensure a proper fit and treatment with precision. To do this, we will take detailed digital images of your smile, as well as digital x-rays. We use these to create detailed 3D computer impressions of your bite, which are used by experts to design and fabricate your plastic aligners. Each set is clear and made from a BPA-free plastic, and designed to shift your teeth a little each time.
The Invisalign® Treatment
Invisalign® treatment helps teens and adults enjoy optimal oral health and a more attractive smile. Basically, you will wear a set for about 20 to 23 hours a day for about two weeks. Then you move on to the next set in your series. This continues for about a year for adults, or around 18 months for teens. In that time, you can remove them before meals to avoid the need to change your diet. The removable nature also means brushing and flossing is much simpler, and you can enjoy a lowered risk of tooth decay and gum disease during treatment. You also have fewer office visits as well, and can remove them for special occasions like graduations and first dates.
If you have any questions about how we take a cosmetic approach to orthodontic treatment, or if you’re ready to give Invisalign® a try, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you straighten your smile in 2023, so you can smile with confidence.
Your Shirley, NY, Orthodontist and Pediatric Dentist Offers a Cosmetic Approach
Our team can help teens and adults with a barely noticeable treatment option, so you can enjoy treatment without worrying about the impact on your appearance. To learn more about our cosmetic approach to orthodontics with clear aligners, then contact Shirley Orthodontics and Pediatric Dentistry in Shirley, NY, by calling (631) 399-1600.