Have you resolved to make big changes in your life? In addition to eating healthier or dropping bad habits, why not take a look at your smile? For people with minor and more serious cases of misalignment, your Brighton, MA, dentists can often improve smile health and beauty with Invisalign®. Instead of metal braces, we address your alignment with clear and comfortable aligners!

How Does Poor Alignment Impact Oral Health?

First, let’s take a look at how poor alignment impacts your smile’s health. When your teeth are crooked or crowd and overlap, this makes thorough brushing and flossing more difficult. Food then stays trapped between the teeth, where it can be broken down by bacteria, increasing the risk of tooth decay and gum disease over time. In addition, misalignment also strains your jaw joints and upsets bite balance, which could increase the risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). Finally, uneven teeth could have a negative impact on your smile’s appearance.

Creating Your Clear Aligners

To ensure accuracy and precision with your treatment, each aligner will be custom-made specifically for your smile. To do this, we take detailed impressions of your smile, using the information we gather to design and craft your orthodontics from a BPA-free acrylic material. Each one is worn for a set amount of time, as your teeth are repositioned and your alignment corrected. The aligners fit comfortably, helping you avoid the gum and cheek irritation that braces could cause, and the clear nature of these orthodontics means they will be barely visible when you smile!

The Treatment Process

Each set will be worn for about 20 to 23 hours each day. After around two weeks, you will move on to the next set in the series. The total treatment, if you wear the aligners as prescribed, usually takes about a year. Unlike metal braces, these can be removed before you eat, so you don’t need to avoid certain food items or worry about them becoming lodged in your orthodontics. You can also have a much easier time brushing and flossing too! If you have any questions about Invisalign®, or if you would like to start your journey to a more even and healthy smile in 2020, then contact our team today to learn more.

Do You Have Questions About Correcting Misalignment?

Do you have crooked or crowded teeth, and would like to see if Invisalign® is right for your smile? To learn more about addressing poor alignment with clear aligners, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brighton, Watertown, and all surrounding communities.