Crooked teeth, gaps in your smile, and misalignment in your bite can be more than just cosmetic issues. Improperly aligned teeth can put a strain on your jaw joint, cause clenching and grinding, and even lead to permanent damage like cracked and worn teeth. Orthodontics can enhance the health and appearance of your teeth, but many of us aren’t interested in old-fashioned bracket-and-wire braces.
We have a clear alternative—Invisalign. Using a series of clear aligners, Invisalign discreetly straightens crooked teeth, closes gaps, and corrects bite problems. Invisalign clear aligners look like transparent retainers that fit snugly over your teeth. Because you can remove them as needed, you’ll be able to enjoy your favorite foods and maintain your normal hygiene routine with ease. Best of all, you’ll be able to achieve an attractive, healthy smile without the discomfort of traditional braces and without friends and family even noticing!
Straightening your teeth with Invisalign can give you the beautiful smile you’ve always dreamed of. Beyond enhancing the look of your smile, correcting the alignment of your teeth has significant benefits for your oral health.
Crooked and misaligned teeth trap plaque and food debris, increasing your risk for tooth decay and gum disease. They also tend to collect more stains, making it even harder to feel confident in your smile. Straight teeth are more cleansable because there are fewer nooks and crannies for debris and bacteria to build up, and your toothbrush and floss will work more effectively, meaning less work for you to keep your smile sparkling.
When your teeth don’t meet properly, it causes disharmony in your bite. Without a balanced bite, your jaw will constantly look for a comfortable, balanced place to rest. This can lead to clenching and grinding, also called bruxism, which leads to TMJ disorder and jaw pain.
Straightening your teeth and correcting your bite relieves grinding and clenching, protecting the health and function of your jaw. It also prevents excessive strain on the teeth that can lead to cracks, chips, sensitivity, and teeth becoming worn down. Invisalign is about more than giving yourself a beautiful smile; it’s about the long-term health of your teeth and jaw joints!
Your treatment begins with a consultation with one of our skilled team members to verify your candidacy and current oral health. Invisalign is a great option to discreetly improve the alignment of your teeth and most patients make great candidates. However, clear aligners do have limitations. If you would be better served with traditional braces, we can put you in touch with an orthodontist near you who can give you the right treatment for your best outcome.
We’ll take impressions of your teeth that will be used to create your series of custom clear aligners. You’ll need to wear these aligners for 20-22 hours each day, though you can remove them to eat and drink as well as to brush and floss your teeth.
Our dental team is trained and certified in placing invisible aligners and will monitor your treatment to ensure you receive the beautiful and functional results you want. As you progress through the series of aligners, you’ll notice your teeth slowly moving into place, soon to reveal your beautiful, straight smile. Your attractive new smile will help you feel more confident and live healthier long-term!