If you have crooked or crowded teeth, then what are your options? You may assume metal braces will be the only possible solution for your misalignment. But what if we could offer a system that uses clear plastic aligners to correct poor alignment instead of metal orthodontics? In today’s blog, let’s learn about how Invisalign® clear braces help smiles in Olathe, KS.
THE LONG-TERM IMPACTS OF POOR ALIGNMENT
Correcting your misalignment is about much more than just improving your smile’s overall appearance. Misalignment often places major pressures on the jaw joints, which increase the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism. You could begin to develop problems opening and closing your mouth, headaches, toothaches, and jaw pain. Since poor alignment provides places for food particles to become trapped, places difficult to reach when brushing and flossing, the risk of tooth decay and gum disease may increase as well. Poor alignment is often linked to poor oral health, so don’t let the overall health of your smile suffer, talk to your dentist about possible solutions.
THE INVISALIGN® SYSTEM
We begin by taking a series of detailed impressions, images, and measurements of your smile. The information and images we gather will be crucial in the design and fabrication of your aligners. You will then receive the series of aligners and begin wearing a set daily. After about two weeks you will move on to the next set in the series, and continue this process for about a year to see optimal results. The aligners gradually and carefully move your teeth into optimal positions, improving your smile’s beauty and health as our smile becomes corrected.
WEARING YOU CLEAR BRACES
To see optimal results in the timeframe you discussed with your dentist, you need to wear them daily for about 20 to 22 hours. You should remove them before meals, which means no worries about food being stuck in your orthodontics. Also, taking them out prior to brushing and flossing helps you maintain your smile’s health. As long as you wear them as prescribed, you can remove them before a special occasion, such as a date or graduation. The system requires fewer office visits than metal braces, and the results don’t take as long to obtain. If you have any questions about the Invisalign® system, or if you would like to schedule an appointment to see if clear braces are right for you, then contact our team today.
DO YOU HAVE POOR ALIGNMENT?
Invisalign® provides a clear and comfortable alternative to traditional metal orthodontics. For more information on our cosmetic solutions to misalignment, schedule a consultation by calling E-Care Dentistry, PA in Olathe, KS, today at 913-764-1018. We also proudly serve patients from Overland Park, Lenexa, and all surrounding communities.