Living with crooked teeth may have a negative impact on how patients feel about their appearance. Patients may also feel self conscious and avoid smiling altogether.
Casuarina Square Dental Care has solutions for aligning teeth discreetly for patients who are considering straightening their teeth, but are disenchanted by the idea of wearing bulky metal braces.
What Is Invisalign?
Does the idea of wearing clear plastic removable aligners seem more appealing than brackets and wires? If the answer is yes, Invisalign may provide a great solution.
Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners that fit snugly over teeth and apply gentle pressure for movement. Aligners need to be worn at least 22 hours per day to achieve optimum results; however, they can be removed for brushing, flossing and eating.
Patients should change their aligners every two weeks, ensuring that most Invisalign cases are completed in only 12 to 18 months.
Invisalign is an ideal option for busy adults and teenagers who should like to straighten their teeth without making it obvious to others.
Crooked Teeth May Affect Oral Health
While patients often struggle with confidence because of a misaligned smile, they may not even realise that their misalignment could also be affecting their oral health. Misaligned teeth are harder to properly brush and floss, which increases the risk of developing issues like tooth decay or gum disease.
A misaligned bite can also contribute to jaw joint issues such as TMJ, or temporomandibular joint disorder. This condition often causes face, neck and shoulder pain as well as debilitating headaches. Straightening improperly aligned teeth may help resolve this condition.
Is Invisalign Right for Me?
Our dentists can determine if Invisalign is right for your needs with x-rays, photos and a thorough examination. While Invisalign works well for many patients, it is not typically the best solution for complex bite issues. We will be happy to discuss other treatment options, when needed.
If you decide to move forward with Invisalign, we will use 3-D imaging to create your treatment plan and fabricate your aligners. This technology even allows us to show you what your smile will look like when treatment is completed.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Besides discretion, Invisalign offers many benefits for our patients such as:
- Fewer visits at the dentist than with traditional braces
- No restrictions to diet and nutrition
- Aligners that are comfortable to wear and do not interfere with daily activities
- Convenience because patients can remove the aligners to brush and floss
If you have lived with crooked teeth and you are ready to learn about the options available to improve your smile, give Casuarina Square Dental Care a call today to arrange a consultation with one of our dentists. We welcome you!