Improve Your Smile Invisibly
With warm, sunny days ahead it’s good to start thinking about spring rituals, including a trip to the dentist. You may have spent the cold months fretting about how much you dislike your smile, but how uncomfortable you would feel with braces. Explore your options with a visit to an Invisalign dentist and it could turn that thought around.
Any one of these issues with teeth could make you self conscious. Maybe a gap between your teeth has been bothering you. It can happen when your jawbone doesn’t grow normally. This condition can open the door to various periodontal diseases.
Sometimes teeth are not correctly aligned. Your dentist calls this a crossbite and it occurs when one or more upper teeth bite on the inside of some of the bottom teeth. This can wear teeth down and cause bone loss.
If the mouth feels crowded, sometimes there isn’t enough room to fit everything. Crowded teeth are an invitation to gum disease, tooth decay and crooked teeth.
Another issue is the way we bite. When upper teeth bite over the lower teeth, or the opposite happens, overbite or under bite occurs. It can cause jaw pain, gum issues and even damage good teeth. With an open bite, the teeth don’t make contact with opposite teeth or bite down correctly. Chewing can hurt and speech can be affected.
Many people would be surprised to find out that a lot of these dental issues are treatable with Invisalign, also called invisible braces. Actually, these are not braces at all, but a set of clear plastic aligners. They are worn for two weeks at a time before changing to a new set of aligners, and continuing treatment. Unlike braces, they are not permanently attached to the teeth, so you have complete control over when and how long you wear them. They are removed when you eat, or brush and floss your teeth.
If invisible braces appeal to you, speak to your dentist to see if they will work for your situation. These advantages can make invisible braces a positive experience:
- Lightweight and removable
- Clear and unnoticeable
- Food won’t get stuck
- Improve your smile
- Pain free
Enjoy the outdoors with confidence now that the weather is nicer. Friends and coworkers won’t even know you are improving your smile with each passing day, thanks to a qualified Invisalign dentist.