One major characteristic that all beautiful smiles have in common is proper alignment. Teeth that are straight and positioned in the correct place make a more aesthetically appealing smile. Additionally, straight teeth are an important component of oral health.
Teeth that are crooked or overcrowded can lead to an increase in trapped bacteria. This can end up putting the patient at an increased risk of decay and gum disease.
Even with the knowledge about how misalignment can be detrimental to oral health, many patients still avoid orthodontic treatment. Why? Simply put, many people don’t want to wear traditional braces for several years.
We understand that wearing metal braces can be problematic for many, which is why we offer the Invisalign straightening system. Invisalign uses strong, BPA-free plastic trays that are custom fit for your upper and lower arch. The series of aligner trays is designed to move the teeth gradually into the correct position. On average, patients will see complete results from Invisalign treatment in about eighteen months.
Some of the benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics include:
- They are inconspicuous. Unlike traditional braces with visible metal brackets and wires, the clear aligner trays blend in seamlessly with the natural teeth.
- Favorite foods can still be enjoyed. Gone are the days of “off-limit” foods. Invisalign trays are removable. Simply take them out during meal times and make sure to thoroughly clean teeth before putting them back in.
- Improved oral hygiene. Many patients are left with tooth decay issues after braces simply because there are more nooks and crannies to trap bacteria. Being able to remove the aligners to brush and floss can drastically reduce the instances of tooth decay.
- Comfortable. The clear plastic aligner trays can be much more comfortable for patients. There is no risk of cuts or abrasions from the sharp edges of the brackets.
If you have misaligned teeth, it’s time to look at your options for correcting them. By seeking orthodontic treatment, you can improve the health and appearance of your smile. If you live in the Redlands, CA area, call us today to set up an evaluation.