How Does Invisalign® Straighten Teeth?
Not everyone has to deal with crooked teeth, but for those that do, the problem is often more complex than just the alignment of their teeth. For instance, adults who work in fields where their appearance is important or who simply wish to avoid the inconvenience of braces may hesitate to seek orthodontic treatment with traditional braces. Fortunately, Invisalign® offers a more discreet alternative to braces that can successfully straighten teeth in a more comfortable, convenient, and discreet manner.
The Difference Between Aligners and Braces
The point of orthodontic treatment is realign crooked teeth to make them more symmetrical, and therefore, more attractive and functional. Traditionally, this process require the use of bracket-and-wire braces that gently and continuously apply pressure to crooked teeth. The brackets are bonded to your teeth, and the arch wire is used to maintain the pressure necessary to move them. By contrast, Invisalign® aligners don’t rely on brackets and wires, though they provide the same careful and continuous pressure necessary to realign your crooked teeth.
The Invisalign® Approach to Orthodontics
Invisalign’s clear aligners take a slightly different approach to orthodontic treatment than braces do. The goal is the same – to slowly realign crooked teeth – but rather than brackets and wires, aligners use the force of strategic aligner design to guide your teeth. Every aligner in your series will be custom-designed to move your teeth to a certain degree. When you change your aligners for the next in the series, the new ones will continue this path of movement until its time for the next ones. By the time you’ve completed treatment, your teeth will be symmetrically aligned, improving your smile’s appearance and your bite’s function with the same success as traditional braces.
Ask Us if You Can Benefit from Invisalign®
If you have crooked teeth, then find out if you can straighten them more comfortably and conveniently with the help of Invisalign® aligners. To learn more, 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.