A Clear Solution For Misaligned Teeth
Welcome back to the dental blog of Smile Glen Ellyn!
Here, we try to address oral health concerns, modern trends in dentistry, and anything else that might be relevant to your family’s overall well-being.
Today we want to talk about adults with misaligned and overcrowded teeth.
This situation is much more common than you might think, and the solutions are a lot different (and easier) now than when we were growing up.
That said, even if you’re self-conscious about your smile or concerned about the health implications of the situation in your mouth, you might be thinking that you are just too old to deal with braces.
Invisalign Changed Everything
We all know that straight, evenly spaced teeth make for a more attractive smile. It follows that having an attractive smile only adds to your self confidence. And increased self confidence can elevate your potential for success in life.
Who wouldn’t want that?
Still, from an outside perspective, it might seem like a great smile could only be achieved through the use of uncomfortable old school braces, with all the obvious headaches that go along with that treatment.
Teenagers sometimes have no choice. But after a certain point in life, no one would want to take that on.
The dental world has always recognized that fact but now the technology has caught up enough to allow us to present another path for adult orthodontic treatment.
When Invisalign first hit the scene in the late 1990s, it radically changed the way we think about braces.
Unlike conventional braces, Invisalign braces work by moving your teeth gently through a series of comfortable stages.
Each stage shifts your teeth slightly closer to their final destination, with the help of modern technology, and our friendly support team.
With Invisalign, your treatment plan will be carefully mapped out in advance by our team based on 3D software programs.
This is so that the necessary position of your teeth at each stage is known precisely and a full spatial map of them exists for our ongoing assessment.
No Metal Required
The big benefit of Invisalign is that this system allows you to straighten your teeth without having to endure the indignity and inconvenience of metal wires and brackets.
We will use those 3D images of your mouth to design a series of clear plastic aligners that you will switch out at the appropriate time to keep things moving along.
This usually happens every two weeks until your plan is completed.
Fast, Convenient Treatment
These nearly invisible aligners are removable, so you can pop them out for cleaning, eating, or whenever you deem necessary.
They will need to be worn for roughly 22 hours each day but there won’t be any dietary restrictions, lifestyle changes, or special tools required with Invisalign.
Once treatment is complete (usually in a matter of months), we will determine whether or not you need a temporary positioner to keep your teeth from shifting back towards their previous positions.
Invisalign is fast, effective, and discreet. It is a perfect orthodontic solution for adults with misaligned or crowded teeth who want a better smile without all the hassles of traditional braces.
Is Invisalign For Me?
Find out today!
Contact us at Smile Glen Ellyn to schedule your Invisalign consultation.