When you have poor misalignment, this could lead to issues with the overall health and function of your smile. But with orthodontics, we can correct poor alignment, offering a more attractive smile in the process. In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about how we correct your misalignment with clear and cozy Invisalign® aligners.
The Benefits of Tackling Dental Misalignment
When we develop misalignment, this means our teeth are crooked, crowded, or overlapping one another. Without treatment, this could increase the risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as thorough brushing and flossing is more difficult. The strain on your bite balance also means a greater risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You may also feel confident with the appearance of your smile. With orthodontic treatment, we correct the position of your smile for a more attractive one, and better smile beauty too. With Invisalign ®, we can accomplish this with a cosmetic approach.
Creating Custom Plastic Aligners
Invisalign® doesn’t require the use of metal brackets or wires at all. Instead, we shift the position of your teeth with clear plastic aligners, each one custom-made for your smile to ensure a comfortable fit and of course, treatment with precision. Each one is also made with clear plastic, so they’re practically invisible when in place. To create them, our team will take detailed digital images of the smile from multiple angles, and experts will use these images and measurements in a lab setting to design and craft your finished product. The result will be a series of aligners, which allow you to start your journey to an even and beautiful smile!
The Process of Correcting Misalignment
You will wear a set of Invisalign® aligners for about 20 to 22 hours a day over the course of about two weeks. After that, you begin wearing the next set in the series for the same amount of time, and continue this process as your teeth are gradually repositioned. The entire treatment process could take as little as a year for more adults, and teens may need up to 18 months. The aligners are easy to clean and use, and brushing and flossing is much easier as you can remove your orthodontics, so no working around metal brackets and wires. Being removable also means no need to alter your diet to avoid certain foods, as you can remove them prior to your meal and place them back in afterward. The procedure also requires fewer office visits!
If you have any questions, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Leawood, KS Dentist About Clear Orthodontics
Contact Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling 913-681-5500 to learn more about treating your poor alignment with a cosmetic and comfortable approach.