We’ve discussed in previous blogs how Invisalign can help you achieve a more even smile without using metal braces. Today, we would like to continue this conversation by showing a specific case where we used clear aligners to help improve a patient’s smile. We want to help you enjoy a straighter and healthier smile without worrying about your appearance during treatment.
How Invisalign Corrects Smiles
You’re probably familiar with braces, which employ metal brackets and arch wires to improve the alignment of the teeth. However, for adults and teens wearing metal orthodontics can be embarrassing or make them feel self-conscious. With Invisalign, treatment comes in the form of a series of custom-made clear plastic aligners. Worn every day for between 20 and 23 hours, the aligners reposition the teeth over a period of a year to 18 months, depending in the severity of misalignment. Other benefits of clear braces include:
- Easier time brushing and flossing properly
- No need to avoid certain foods
- Shorter treatment times
- Fewer appointments
The pictures above are of a patient of ours named Dave. His teeth were severely crowded and tipped inwards. By wearing clear aligners, his smile was gradually and gently corrected. Now he enjoys a more even smile and a reduced risk of complications due to misalignment, which can include tooth decay, gingivitis, TMJ disorder, or even bruxism.
Ready to Try Invisalign?
First, schedule a consultation. If you’re a new patient, then your cosmetic consultation will be free. During the visit, we will examine your smile and assess the severity of your misalignment. From there, we can decide if you will benefit from Invisalign. If you have any questions about clear aligners or any of our other treatment options, then please give our office a call today.