When you think orthodontics, what goes through your head? For most, they have flashbacks to middle school dances and walking the hallway between lunch and math wondering who would have something stuck in their braces. We hear the names metal mouth, tinsel teeth, and brace face and cringe because we either used them or laughed when someone else did. The truth is that there is a way to do orthodontics that won’t make you feel like you’ve stepped back into junior high, and it is called Invisalign.
Orthodontics are important to your overall oral health. Crooked or misaligned teeth can really wreak havoc in your mouth. These teeth are more difficult to keep clean, which means you are more likely to see decay. They are also more prone to bruxism, which can lead to broken or damaged teeth from habitual teeth grinding. You need to correct the problem, but you can do it while also maintaining a respectable stance as an adult with clear, plastic braces.
The Invisalign Way
Invisalign braces are the perfect solution for adults because they really are invisible to the people around you. You will slip on a clear, plastic aligner that is made to fit your teeth perfectly. The aligner pushes your teeth into the correct position. Every two weeks, you will switch aligners to continue the movement of your teeth until they are aligned. You can remove your aligners to floss, brush, and eat. You can even remove them for a big event, but you probably won’t feel the need because they really are inconspicuous.
There is no time like the present to correct a problem like malocclusion. Yes, your smile will look better, but it will also be healthier! Contact us today to set up your appointment, and let us know what you’d like to see happen for your smile! We can’t wait to help you get the smile of your dreams.