Your smile is one of your most important assets. Being the first thing many people see when they first meet one another, our smiles are worth keeping looking beautiful! Anyone can have teeth that light up a room- it just takes knowing what makes your smile healthy and giving your teeth the care they need. One issue where many people struggle to be satisfied with their smile is with the alignment of their teeth. Regardless of our efforts taking care of our dental hygiene, sometimes our teeth grow in with tilts and shifts that make them appear less-than-perfect. While crooked teeth could technically be healthy teeth, they are not always the most comfortable or the most visually appealing.
One way to straighten teeth is with traditional braces. Braces have been long used to tighten teeth within their preferred alignment. This method uses brackets, metal wire, and elastic to slowly pressure the teeth to move into new angles and positions. This can be a very successful way to make teeth straighter or to correct issues with bites and jaws. However, many people are uncomfortable with the process of getting braces as well as the carrying of bulky metal in their mouths for many months. A wonderful solution to straightening teeth without using metal, bonding, or brackets is Invisalign.
Invisalign is a relatively new type of braces that are clear, comfortable, and discreet. Instead of using any metal, this method employs clear trays which are sort of like retainers. They are removable and fit over the teeth. Each Invisalign user will have a series of unique trays that they wear in progress to make their teeth straighter with each use. Check out this video to see how the process works. This style of treatment has proven to be just as effective and affordable as traditional braces.
Invisalign can work for just about anyone; all you have to do is remember to wear them daily and remove them when you eat! If you are considering getting braces or think your teeth would be more beautiful with some alignment, please visit Dr. Matt and our staff to get a consultation and learn how this revolutionary system can help upgrade your smile!