Invisalign: A Convenient and Safe Way to Improve Your Smile
Crooked teeth can make you feel self-conscious about the way your teeth look, and can also lead to misalignment and problems such as temporomandibular joint disorder. Misalignment can also lead to abnormal wear, sensitivity, and even eventual tooth loss.
Correcting misaligned teeth requires orthodontic procedures. Although orthodontics such as braces are commonly used for teens or younger people, many adults do not wish to undergo traditional orthodontics. There are various reasons for this, including a desire to avoid the discomfort and unattractiveness of traditional metal braces.
Invisalign is an orthodontic procedure that can correct misalignment without using traditional metal braces, wires, and bands. Dr. Darren K. Dickson, an Invisalign provider in Plano, can answer any questions you may have about this innovative treatment option, and help you decide if Invisalign will work well to give you a perfect smile.
Instead of metal braces and bands, the Invisalign system uses transparent plastic trays to move your teeth gradually into the proper position. After your teeth are evaluated, you are provided with a series of these trays, each of which shifts your teeth a small amount. After you have reached the last tray in the series, your teeth have been shifted into their proper alignment.
Advantages of Invisalign
Invisalign offers several advantages over traditional braces. The main advantage is that they are practically invisible, removing the self-consciousness many adults feel about the prospect of traditional braces. In addition, the Invisalign trays can be removed for short periods of time, allowing you to attend special events without worrying about the trays. However, it is important to be sure you wear the trays regularly, and for an average of about twenty-two hours every day, in order to ensure the best possible results.
Invisalign is best suited for teeth with relatively minor misalignment. If your teeth are severely crooked or out of place, a more traditional orthodontic approach might be the best solution. For information about Invisalign and how it might help you achieve a perfect smile, please contact Plano Center for Aesthetic Dentistry today.