If you live in Burbank, CA, and wish you had a more even smile, then we may be able to help. Just because you have misalignment, doesn’t mean braces are the only option for correcting your uneven teeth. Instead, we may help correct uneven smiles using a series of clear aligners made from acrylic, or possibly improve the appearance of alignment with custom cosmetic restorations.
The Risks of Misalignment
When we have teeth that crowd or overlap, this provides places for food particles to become trapped, places that floss or a toothbrush bristles may not be able to reach. When bacteria break down these particles, then the risk of tooth decay and gum disease increase. Patients with poor alignment may also experience a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism due to the pressure placed on the jaw joints. These disorders have been linked to headaches, jaw pain, and even worn down or damaged teeth. In order to avoid these potentially serious complications, you should talk to your dentist about treatment right away.
Invisalign® involves wearing a set of aligners for 20 to 23 hours a day, upgrading to a new set about once every two weeks. Over the course of a year to 18 months, these aligners will reposition the teeth and improve your smile’s alignment and beauty. Since the aligners will be made from a clear acrylic material, they will be practically invisible when worn, making them a great choice for teen and adult patients with misalignment. You can remove them before you eat, so you don’t need to avoid certain foods or worry about food becoming stuck in your smile. You also have an easier time brushing and flossing your teeth, and can remove them for special occasion as well.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells placed over the front of your teeth, completely transforming the color and shape of the teeth. We use them to mask teeth stains, reshape malformed or damaged teeth, and even close gaps between the teeth. However, placement also corrects the appearance of minor misalignment, providing the appearance of a straighter smile in just two visits. If you have any questions about Invisalign® cosmetic aligners or about our custom-made porcelain veneers, then contact our team today. We want to help you obtain an even, healthy smile that you’ll be eager to show the world.
Do You Want a More Attractive Smile?
Our team is ready to help you tackle your misalignment with clear custom aligners. For more information on the Invisalign® system, then schedule a consultation by calling Modern Smile in North Hollywood, CA, today at 818-763-9353. We also proudly serve patients who live in Burbank, Toluca Lake, and all surrounding communities.