Misalignment could have a negative impact on the beauty of your smile, and also cause problems for your oral health. However, we can provide a cosmetic solution to uneven teeth, one that doesn’t need metal braces at all! In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist talks about how Invisalign® provides a straighter smile. Find out how we help people enjoy straighter teeth without metal braces, but instead with a series of clear and plastic aligners.
What Happens When We Correct Your Smile?
Dental misalignment could be a source of serious issues for your smile. You could have trouble thoroughly brushing and flossing your teeth, which leaves particles trapped in the teeth and increases the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Uneven teeth also upset bite balance and strain the jaw joints, letting issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) develop. Finally, you could feel self-conscious about the appearance of your smile. However, when we correct your smile this improves overall oral health, and also boosts the beauty of your smile too.
Creating Custom Braces
The treatment involves wearing a series of aligners to correct the positions of your teeth. For a comfortable fit and treatment with accuracy and precision, each set will be custom-made for your smile. Our team will gather a series of detailed digital images and impressions, which we use to design and craft the aligners in a lab setting. Each one is made from a BPA-free plastic material, one that is completely clear so your braces will be practically invisible.
Removing Your Braces
A set of aligners will be worn each day for 20 to 22 hours a day over a period of two weeks. You then upgrade to the next set in the series. Over a period of a year, this process will move your teeth into optimal positions. Along with their barely noticeable features, the aligners can be removed before you eat. You don’t have to avoid certain food items, and being removable also makes brushing and flossing much easier. In as little as one year, you can enjoy an even and healthy smile again. If you have any questions about how we treat misalignment with Invisalign®, or if you would like a consultation to see if they’re right for you, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Orthodontics?
We want to help you obtain a more even and healthy smile by addressing your misalignment. Learn more about our cosmetic treatment options, including Invisalign®, by scheduling an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000. Our team can help teens and adults enjoy even smiles again with the Invisalign® system.