Sometimes, it can seem easier to just ignore crooked teeth than to undergo treatment to straighten them. That’s often because the orthodontic treatment that’s traditionally recommended for straightening crooked teeth often involves the use of braces that consist of metal brackets and wires. For some adult patients, the potential inconvenience of braces can make them hesitate to receive them, despite the importance of addressing tooth misalignment as soon as possible. This is also one of many reasons why some adult patients can benefit significantly from choosing Invisalign® clear aligners as their treatment.

To correct adult teeth that used to be straight

Many people recognize that tooth misalingment can become a significant concern for children as their teeth and oral structures develop. When it occurs, straightening the crooked teeth can help promote healthier, more symmetrical development of these structures for children. However, patients who’ve never needed orthodontic treatment as children may develop the need for it if their permanent teeth become misaligned for other reasons. These might include underlying problems with your bite’s function, changes to the chewing surfaces of your teeth, or more. With Invisalign® clear aligners, many patients can address the problem as early as possible without worrying about having to deal with brackets and wires.

To straighten teeth that have become crooked again

Some people who have undergone orthodontic treatment as children will never have to undergo treatment to correct their tooth alignment again. However, orthodontic relapse can occur for some patients, in which the alignment of their teeth becomes crooked again years after successful orthodontic treatment. Relapse is typically less complex to correct, and can often be a good candidate for Invisalign® clear aligners to address more conveniently. This can also help you avoid any subsequent problems that may arise as a result of your teeth having become crooked.

To make orthodontic treatment more convenient

The idea of straightening crooked teeth can seem daunting, especially when patients expect to need metal braces to accomplish it. However, the advantage of Invisalign® clear aligners is that they simplify the process of straightening crooked teeth by eliminating the need for brackets or wires to do it. Instead, the clear aligners are designed as a series, with each aligner designed to guide your teeth through their correct paths of movement as you progress through it. This makes the overall treatment process more comfortable and convenient, and because the aligners are nearly invisible, they can keep your treatment nearly undetectable.

Learn if you should choose Invisalign®

Many adults who need to straighten crooked teeth can benefit in several ways by choosing Invisalign® clear aligners. To learn more, schedule an appointment with us by calling Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS, today at 913-681-5500. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park and all surrounding communities.