For most patients, straight teeth mean a terrific smile. But did you know that properly aligned teeth are healthier? Overlapped, crooked, or rotated teeth create a daily cleaning challenge. Food and bacterial plaque accumulate slowly in the tiny spaces that your toothbrush and floss can’t reach. The acidic toxins that seep out of the bacterial sludge can lead to cavities and inflamed, diseased gums. Helping even a couple straggling teeth find their proper place can leave you with a healthier mouth.
Straightening teeth isn’t just for kids! Adults often make the most dedicated orthodontic patients, and it’s never too late to discuss the options for a bright, straight smile. If you’re not sure wires fit your tolerance level, don’t worry. Invisible methods can work extremely well for many cases, and Dr. Boyett can help you explore the possibilities.
Orthodontics involves teeth straightening and jaw alignment, combining beauty and function. Identifying problems early in development may allow easier treatment with better results, but it’s never too late to discuss ways to enhance a smile!
If the thought of metal-mouth, food-collecting braces has kept you from straightening your teeth, Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen® is the solution you’ve been waiting for. Now you can straighten your teeth incognito without the bulky brackets and mouthful of rubber bands. Metal is for music, Invisalign® is for you.
Invisalign® straightens your teeth using clear plastic trays that are custom molded for your oral landscape. You wear a tray for two weeks, then move on to the next alignment tray. The trays offer more comfort than traditional braces and they are far less visible. With Invisalign® there will be no more irritated gums and cheeks, or wiry smile. You won’t have to wait till your teeth are straightened to smile pain-free with confidence.
With this straightening method you can brush your teeth normally just by removing the tray. Gone are the days of spending endless minutes in front of the mirror picking food from your braces. If you don’t clean your teeth properly while in metal braces, there is risk of tooth decay and plaque buildup. But Invisalign®, makes cleaning easy. And you can eat any food you want. Pizza? You can have it. Popcorn? Absolutely. Peanuts? You bet. Carrots, doughy bagels, corn on the cob? Yes, yes, yes.
Invisalign® also cuts down on painful “adjustment” appointments. Because the trays do much of adjustments for you, there’s no need for aching wire-tightening, which means less time at the dentist.
- Straighten your teeth inconspicuously
- Straighten your teeth without fear of carrying your meal in your braces
- Allow you to you eat the foods you like during the adjustment
- Make cleaning and brushing easy
- Correct an over-bite or under-bite
- Correct a distracting gap
- Correct overlap/crowding issue
AND FOR THE SELF-CONSCIOUS TEEN, INVISALIGN® TEEN HAS ADDITIONAL ADVANTAGES:
- Because they are removable, you can still play your musical instrument
- Getting hit in the mouth while playing sports is not as painful as with traditional braces
- No need to worry what’s on the lunch menu – you can eat it anything
- No class pictures immortalized with braces – you can take the tray away during the photo session
Whether you’re an adult or a teen, the Invisalign® systems are great camouflage for straightening your teeth. Don’t wait to smile with confidence, check out Invisalign® today.