When you have crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, then you need treatment to enjoy an even and healthier smile. Our team can do so with a cosmetic approach! In today’s blog, your Leawood, KS, dentist talks about how we correct misalignment with our clear and custom Invisalign® aligners.
The Factors Behind Misalignment
Poor alignment could occur due to factors in childhood, such as thumb sucking, the premature loss of baby teeth, or complications with the growth and development of the jaw. As we grow older, the eruption of the wisdom teeth or tooth loss due to gum disease or injury could be a factor. As part of your treatment, we will carefully examine your smile with advanced imaging technology to assess the cause of your alignment issues.
The Impact on Your Oral Health
Crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth could make thorough brushing and flossing more difficult, leaving you vulnerable to tooth decay and gum disease. Uneven teeth also strain bite balance and increase the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You may also simply feel embarrassed about your appearance, which causes you to enjoy a lower quality of life. But with orthodontic treatment, we can offer straighter smiles with clear and cloze plastic aligners.
The Invisalign® Process
To begin, our team will take detailed digital images and x-rays of your smile to assess the cause and extent of your alignment concerns. In a dental lab setting, experts will use these images and measurements to design and craft your custom aligners from a BPA-free plastic, one that is completely clear in appearance. You then start treatment, wearing a set for about 20 to 22 hours a day over a period of two weeks. This enables them to shift your teeth into proper position, with optimal results possible in as little as one year in some cases.
The aligners are easy to clean and store, and can travel with you too. They’re also removable, so you can take them out before meals, no need to change your diet or avoid certain food items. The removable nature also means an easier time brushing and flossing, so you lower your risk of tooth decay and stained teeth. Finally, you can take them out for special occasions too! If you have any questions about our clear and custom Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s straighten your smile in 2024!
Do You Need an Even Smile?
Our team wants to offer a straighter smile with a series of clear plastic aligners! Call Dreem Dentistry in Leawood, KS by calling (913)681-5500 to learn more about cosmetic orthodontics. We also serve patients who live in Overland Park, South KC, South OP, Martin City, MO, and all surrounding communities.