Correcting Misaligned Teeth with Invisalign®
When you have crooked or misaligned teeth, or spaces between your teeth, it can make cleaning your teeth more difficult and lead to infections like periodontal disease or even gum or bone loss, and can also have a significant impact on your self-esteem and confidence in your smile. Since a smile is often one of the first things people notice about you, it’s important to have teeth that you can feel proud to show off.
While braces have long been the traditional method for correcting misaligned teeth, many adults are hesitant to get them because they are uncomfortable, they can be painful, and some people believe they are unattractive. Fortunately today there are options to correct misaligned teeth without braces—Invisalign® clear braces have become a popular alternative for many adults who want to correct teeth alignment.
Perhaps the biggest benefit of Invisalign® is that they are barely noticeable, and certainly less noticeable and less awkward than large metal braces. In fact, they are so inconspicuous, you may find that most people are not even aware that you have them in at all.
Fixing misaligned teeth can be uncomfortable, especially if you have metal braces that are affixed to your teeth for an extended period of time. With clear braces you can remove the device as needed, for things like meal times, drinks, or even a first date, and can easily put it back in once you are finished.
Invisalign® braces also eliminate the uncomfortable wire and metal that could cause injury to the inside of your mouth and gums. With a clear, smooth surface, and no sharp edges, you won’t need to worry about damage to your gums and teeth
With traditional braces there are a lot of dietary restrictions—getting certain foods stuck in between the brackets and wires can lead to cavities and gum disease—but with clear braces you are able to remove the device when you eat or drink so there are no restrictions on what you can or cannot eat. You can also remove the device to allow for normal brushing and flossing, which promotes better overall oral health.
In many cases, Invisalign® clear braces can straighten misaligned teeth faster than traditional metal braces, and the process is completely digitized so you know what to expect from the beginning. You won’t need to visit the dentist or orthodontist as often for follow-up visits, which means you can even do it with your busy schedule. Clear braces can correct a wide variety of misalignments, including overcrowding, incorrect spacing, crossbites, overbites, and underbites, just like metal braces.
To learn more about the benefits of Invisalign® for correcting misaligned teeth in Boise, ID, call Caring Smiles today at 208 893-5000.