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When most people hear about orthodontic treatment for teeth straightening, they usually think about the traditional braces with metal brackets and wires that are fixed on the teeth. These traditional devices have been around for decades and have been effective in restoring crooked and misaligned teeth. However, advancements in the dental health industry have brought about Invisalign clear aligners, which are far more comfortable and efficient in straightening teeth. These aligners are a thoroughly modern type of treatment that straightens teeth and helps restore your beautiful smile.
Having crooked, misaligned, gapped, or crowded teeth can create havoc in every aspect of your life and lower your self-confidence. Luckily, you don’t have to endure the embarrassment of wearing the traditional devices as an adult. The modern method provides a way to get straight teeth without enduring the discomfort and self-consciousness of wearing them for months. Read on for more insights on the benefits of this modern treatment option and how it can help straighten teeth and boost your self-confidence.
Everyone wants a beautiful smile. But sometimes it is not worth the embarrassment and low self-esteem associated with wearing the metallic items. While they are still common among children and teenagers, and it can be uncomfortable for an adult to walk around with them. These devices can further lower your self-confidence during the treatment period. Invisalign provides a mature approach to teeth straightening as the aligners are made out of clear plastic material that blends seamlessly with the teeth.
An aligner is specially designed in the orthodontics lab, and it provides the necessary force to direct the movement of the teeth. In most cases, the medical expert will prepare several aligners that will be fitted at various time intervals, say after two weeks, a month, and so on. After you have worn all the aligners, the teeth will have reached the desired position. The “invisible” nature of the aligners boosts self-confidence as no can know that you are wearing them.
Gives a Sneak Peek at the Results
Knowing what to expect after the treatment period can be a great confidence booster for most people with misaligned teeth. The orthodontist usually comes up with a treatment plan for your condition, but in the case of metal braces, you will not see what the teeth will look like after the treatment. As a result, you may be constantly nervous and worried throughout the period as you wonder whether the treatment is working. This can significantly lower your self-esteem during the treatment period.
Modern technology offers you a sneak peak of the outcome of the treatment even before its commencement. During the initial consultation, the orthodontist will make impressions of your teeth and generate a 3D image of the final results using computer software. This lets you know what to expect during and after the treatment. Your self-confidence will be boosted as all the anxiety associated with the unknown outcome is eliminated.
Straightens All Types of Teeth
You may ask “Can the modern method of treatment straighten my gapped or crooked teeth?” The treatment can fix a variety of problems with the teeth. From mild cases of misalignment to complex ones involving serious bite issues. Here are some of the dental conditions that can be addressed through the use of this treatment option.
- Overcrowded teeth where there is no enough room in the jaw for the teeth to fit normally. The teeth are hard to clean and can increase the risk of gum disease and dental caries.
- Gapped teeth which have extra spaces in between them. This could be due to small-sized teeth, missing teeth, tongue protrusions, or genetics.
- Overbite which occurs when the upper teeth overlap with the lower ones. It can cause gum irritation, jaw problems, and excessive wear on the lower teeth.
- Underbite which occurs when the bottom teeth protrude beyond the upper teeth. It can hinder the proper functioning of the teeth and cause jaw problems.
- Crossbite which is a case of misalignment of both the lower and upper teeth. It causes wear on the teeth, gum disease, and bone loss.
- Open bite where the lower and upper jaws don’t touch each other even when the mouth is closed. It can cause jaw pain and tension headaches.
It is evident that crooked teeth not only affect your smile. They can also cause dental and general health problems if they are left untreated. If you suffer from these and other conditions, Invisalign treatment can be used to restore the natural alignment of the teeth and help prevent the associated problems. The aligners can be custom-made to fit jaws and teeth of all sizes regardless of the underlying condition.
Treatment Fits a Busy Schedule
One of the reasons why most people forego orthodontic procedures for teeth straightening is the numerous dental visits associated with them. Monthly appointments are common if you choose metal braces as they have to be tightened regularly as the teeth move together. Such visits are inconveniencing, especially if you have a busy schedule or need to travel out of town. What’s more cleaning the teeth around with the metal brackets and wires can prove to be complicated and time-consuming.
On the other hand, this advanced method does not require frequent visits to the clinic. You can go up to six or eight weeks between visits to the orthodontist. Also, checkups, aligner replacement, and professional cleanings are done within a short period. Additionally, cleaning the teeth is simple when using aligners. All you need is to remove the aligner and brush and floss as usual. If you are after achieving straight teeth and improved self-confidence without compromising on your schedule. This new treatment is your best option.
The image of your future smile is enough motivation to commit to wearing the plastic aligners for the majority of the time during the treatment period. What’s more, these aligners are comfortable, removable, and easy to clean. Most importantly, they are almost invisible – no one has to know you have them unless you tell them. Visit our orthodontics clinic for further consultation and treatment and start your journey to restoring your beautiful smile and self-confidence. You can make an appointment on-line
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Dr. Joel Gluck has practiced orthodontics since 1983 when he opened his own office in Nashville. He earned his undergraduate degree at Washington University in St. Louis, and his dental degree at the University of Tennessee. Dr. Gluck then completed an orthodontic specialty residency at the University of Michigan, one of the top five orthodontic training residencies in the country. He also wrote an original thesis and received a Master of Science degree.