Malocclusion is the misalignment of teeth in your mouth. This can lead to a dysfunction in your bite, higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease, headaches, and more. Typically, traditional orthodontic treatment relies upon metal braces to realign the bite and the teeth, but Invisalign® is a more discreet option. Invisalign® is a system with clear, BPA-free, custom-made aligners that gently reposition your teeth. Adults with misalignment issues in their smile tend to opt for Invisalign® because they are less noticeable and less impactful on their lifestyle than traditional metal-bracket braces.
Will You Remember To Wear Them?
Invisalign® aligners can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. The removability allows for Invisalign® to blend seamlessly into your life’s activities. However, it is important for the aligners to be worn at least 22 hours a day for the system to be effective. If you are a person who is forgetful, you may need to set yourself up with reminders and alarms to remember to wear the aligners.
Are Your Issues Significant?
Invisalign® is a great system for people with mild to moderate orthodontic needs. If you have severe misalignment or if your teeth need to be vertically adjusted, you may require an orthodontic option that can handle your more significant issues. More significant issues may not qualify for Invisalign® treatment.
Are You Ready For A Straight Smile?
A straighter smile can make you feel more confident, but it can also improve your oral health. Crooked teeth create hiding places for bacteria. These nooks and crannies can hide harmful, tooth-decay and gum-disease causing bacteria, which is hard to remove with brushing and flossing. A straightened smile will eliminate these nooks and crannies. Malocclusion can also cause headaches and bruxism, which can damage your teeth. Bruxism is the grinding of your teeth: it can lead to broken teeth, tooth decay, tooth sensitivity, and temporomandibular joint disorder. Invisalign® can lower your risk of developing these oral health problems.
Talk to your dentist about Invisalign®
A straighter smile is possible with Invisalign®. To schedule a consultation with Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, call us at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.