Just because you have crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, doesn’t mean you have to resort to metal orthodontics. In fact, your North Hollywood, CA, dentist can correct minor and advanced cases of misalignment with a series of clear aligners. In today’s blog, we’re going to look at the benefits of the Invisalign® system.
The Health Impacts of Poor Alignment
Uneven teeth often provide places for food particles to become trapped, places that you cannot reach with toothbrush bristles or floss tape. As a result, bacteria have an opportunity to break down these food particles, a process that leads to a higher risk of plaque buildup, tooth decay, and gum disease. The pressure on your bite balance and jaw joints could also increase the risk of chronic teeth grinding (bruxism) and TMJ disorder. Instead of letting poor alignment impact the beauty of your smile and your overall oral health, talk to our team about a possible solution.
Creating Your Clear Aligners
We don’t need metal brackets and wires, instead a series of clear aligners will shift the teeth into optimal positions over the course of a year to 18 months. Each set will be custom-made to ensure a proper fit and treatment with accuracy and precision. We take detailed digital impressions of your smile, using the information to design and fabricate the aligners. A set is worn for about 20 to 22 hours a day, and a new set is worn every two weeks over the course of your treatment.
The Benefits of Invisalign®
First, the aligners will be nearly invisible when worn. In addition, you can remove them before meals, so you won’t need to alter your diet as you would with metal braces. Being removable also means you have a much easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, as you don’t have to work around orthodontics. Over time, this lowers the risk of tooth decay, gum disease, and teeth stains. This option works for teens and adults alike, and requires a much shorter treatment time than most metal braces. If you have any questions about correcting misalignment, or about any of our other cosmetic treatments, such as teeth whitening, bonding and contouring, or porcelain veneers, then please contact our team today. Let’s make 2020 the year you completely transform your smile with custom and high-end cosmetic dental care!
Do You Have Questions About Fixing Uneven Smiles?
We want to help our patients enjoy even smiles without the use of metal orthodontics, but instead clear and comfortable aligners. For more information on our solutions for minor or severe misalignment, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smiles in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities