If you have misalignment, then the health and appearance of your smile could suffer, and grow worse with time. However, your Brighton, MA, dentists have a treatment that not only corrects crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth, but does so in a nearly invisible fashion. In today’s blog, we’re talking about Invisalign®!
The Benefits of an Even Smile
Correcting the positions of your teeth is about more than just boosting the overall beauty of your smile. This process could also improve the health and function of your smile too. For example, uneven teeth often provide places for food particles to become trapped, places beyond the reach of toothbrush bristles or floss. As bacteria break down these trapped particles, the risk of bad breath, stained teeth, tooth decay, and even gum disease increases. For others, the changes to the balance of the bite and the strain on the jaw joints could cause TMJ disorder and even bruxism (teeth grinding) to develop. Seeking treatment to correct your smile could help prevent these issues from arising.
Creating Your Custom Aligners
The treatment process involves the use of a series of clear aligners, each set crafted from BPA-free acrylic that is completely clear. They fit comfortably, and each set helps shift the position of the teeth. We craft them based on detailed digital images and measurements we gather of your smile with intraoral cameras and digital x-rays. The results ensure each set fits comfortably, helps people avoid gum and cheek irritation, and allows patients to obtain the desired results in as little as one year for adults, or about 18 months for teenage patients.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
The process involves wearing a set for between 20 and 22 hours each day. After about two weeks, you will move on to the next set in the series. If worn as the dentist prescribes, you can see optimal results in a short time span, much shorter than is required for metal braces. You also require fewer office visits too! Aside from being practically invisible, the removable nature of the aligners is a benefit too. You don’t have to worry about the impact on how you eat, as you can remove them before you eat. Being removable also means that brushing and flossing your teeth each day is easier too. If you have any questions about how we treat poor alignment, then contact our team today.
Do You Have Questions About Keeping Your Smile Safe?
Our team wants to start you on the path toward an even smile without relying on braces. To learn more about how we correct uneven smiles, then schedule a consultation by calling Brighton Family Dental Group in Brighton, MA, today at (617) 562-5210. We proudly welcome patients from Brookline, Newton, and all surrounding communities.