Misaligned teeth may not necessarily cause any disruption in your ability to eat or speak, but it can make you self-conscious. At Star City Dental, our team believes that a healthy smile makes for a healthier and more attractive looking you. Although you can eat and speak well enough even if your bite is not perfect, the problem can go beyond aesthetics. Crooked teeth can make it difficult for you to properly brush and floss as the surfaces of your teeth are angled awkwardly. This means an increased risk of tooth decay and possible gum disease. With Invisalign, minor to moderate misalignments can be discreetly corrected. It is a treatment that uses clear tray aligners to straighten teeth.
How Invisalign Works
Once our dentist has determined that you are a good candidate for Invisalign, we will take a mold of your teeth and send it to the manufacturer’s lab. Here they will use the mold to create aligners that will gradually apply pressure on your teeth in a specific pattern that straightens them out over a certain period. The aligners are made of strong, clear plastic that helps keep them near invisible when worn. Each aligner is designed to be worn for a period of between one to two weeks before moving on to the next set. You will need to wear them for at least twenty-two hours a day. That means you have just two hours a day to spare for meals, brushing, and flossing. Despite this challenge, there are many reasons to want to try Invisalign.
Why Invest In Invisalign
Invisalign is not just another dental expense; it is also an investment in time. It can take many months before you achieve the desired results, so you need to be willing to stick with this commitment if you are to see a return. The clear plastic design means that you can easily use the aligners without anyone noticing a difference in your appearance. This is important for many adults, particularly in work and social situations. They are also very comfortable and should not cause any impediment in speech. Their smooth design also makes it easy to remove them whenever you need to eat, brush, or floss. Remember that keeping your teeth and the aligner clean will be a big help in avoiding stains that will give you away. In fact, because of the more frequent brushing and flossing that you will have to do, chances are your teeth will become brighter and your breath remain fresher.
The aligners also tend to have a comfortable fit that ensures they do not slide out easily and makes them easy to slip on. Invisalign has also proven effective at straightening out different kinds of bite, including open bite, crossbite, overbite, and gapped teeth. If your misalignment is not too severe, then there is a good chance that you qualify for Invisalign. Once you achieve your desired results with Invisalign, you will likely lose any feelings of being self-conscious and be more confident when smiling.
To join the ranks of the many that are now leading more confident and healthier lives after Invisalign treatment, contact us. Call us Star City Dental at (402) 858-0525 to make your appointment today.