The alignment of your teeth is essential to many different aspects of your oral health. Most notably, crooked teeth can impact your smile’s appearance, and therefore, your confidence in it. Though not as immediately obvious, crooked teeth can also be problematic for issues such as your dental hygiene, your bite’s function, and much more. At our Greenville, TX, dental office, we can help you address crooked teeth and avoid the problems they can cause with a custom-designed set of Invisalign® clear aligners.
It’s a discreet alternative to braces
The traditional way of correcting crooked teeth is to gently guide them into straighter positions using customized orthodontic braces. These include brackets that are semi-permanently bonded to your teeth and arch wires that gently apply the pressure needed to straighten them. By contrast, Invisalign® aligners consist of a series of aligners that are made from clear, virtually invisible acrylic. The aligners guide your teeth into straighter positions as you progress through them, and they remain undetectable throughout the course of your treatment.
You can remove them for a few moments
Invisalign® aligners offer a more discreet option than braces for straightening crooked teeth, but their nearly invisible appearance isn’t their only benefit. Clear aligners aren’t bonded to your teeth, so you can temporarily remove the for a few moments each day. For example, you can take them off before you eat so that you don’t risk damaging them. Or, you can take them off before you brush and floss your teeth so that you can more easily remove plaque and food particles. This means your risks of developing tooth decay, gum disease, or chronic bad breath are significantly lower.
They can benefit teens, too
Invisalign® aligners can help address a wide range of specific orthodontic issues (i.e., types of crooked teeth). However, they’re most often recommended for adults whose teeth have already fully developed. They can also be beneficial for older teens who may be self-conscious about their appearance. After a thorough examination, we can help determine if you or your teen are good candidates for Invisalign® treatment.
Learn more about the benefits of Invisalign®
If your teeth are crooked, then straightening them is vital to your oral health. Fortunately, you may be able to correct them discreetly and conveniently with Invisalign® clear aligners. To find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign®, schedule a consultation by calling Smith Family Dentistry in Greenville, TX, today at 903-455-5750. We proudly serve patients from Hunt County, Greenville, Royce City, Sulphur Springs, and all surrounding communities.