When you have developed misalignment, this could lead to negative impacts on both the beauty of our smile and your overall oral health. Correcting your uneven teeth could mean a more attractive appearance, and a reduced risk of poor oral health. In today’s blog, your Sheridan, WY, dentist talks about cosmetic orthodontics with Invisalign® aligners.
The Causes of Your Malocclusion (and the Oral Health Effects)
Why do we end up with misalignment in the first place? This could be due to complications related to the growth of your smile and the eruption of the teeth, thumb sucking or tongue thrusting as a baby and toddler, premature tooth loss, or even serious injury to the smile. The causes vary, but the impact of crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth often include a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease, as brushing and flossing is more difficult. You could also be at a higher risk of TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding) too. To enjoy better oral health, as well as a smile that looks great too, you may consider treatment with Invisalign®.
Creating Custom-Made Plastic Aligners
To get started, we will carefully examine your smile to assess the cause and extent of your alignment issues, and to see which treatment will be the best option for you. If this is Invisalign®, then our team will take detailed digital images of the smile from multiple angles. We then combine these to create a 3D model that is accurate and detailed, and used in a lab setting to design and fabricate your aligners from a BPA-free plastic. These will be clear in appearance, and also fit comfortably too.
The Invisalign® Aligners
Once your Invisalign® aligners are ready, our team will provide you with a set to wear for about 20 to 22 hours per day, over the course of two weeks. At which point you then begin to wear the next set of aligners for the same time period. This process will repeat itself as your smile is gradually and carefully corrected. For some, optimal results could be possible in as little as a year! You also have fewer office visits, and since these are removable, you can avoid food being caught in your orthodontics, and brushing and flossing is a lot easier too.
If you have any questions about how we correct uneven smiles with Invisalign®, then contact our team today to learn more.
Talk To Your Sheridan, WY Dentist About Treating Your Malocclusion
Our team wants to correct your smile with aligners that fit comfortably and are barely noticeable. To find out how our team shifts teeth with a cosmetic approach, creating a straighter smile, then reach out to Grinnell Street Dental in Sheridan, WY at 307-672-7567.