New Technology for Aligning Your Teeth without the Use of Metal Braces
For the majority of people, the alignment of their teeth is more than satisfactory to allow them to eat, speak, and smile with a degree of confidence. While this alignment may not be perfect in the truest sense of the word, there is little need for any intervention to straighten the teeth or adjust the bite.
There are other patients however, both children and adults, for whom straightening of their teeth is highly recommended; this may be due to such circumstances as the following:
- Spacing (gaps)
- Overbite, underbite, or crossbite
In these cases, a realignment of your teeth is primarily done to have a positive effect on how you look and feel about yourself, but it can also help to improve overall dental hygiene and prevent such issues as:
- Tooth decay or tooth loss
- Tender gums or mouth sores
- Inflamed gums or gum disease
- Persistent bad breath (halitosis)
For many years, the solution for straightening misaligned teeth has been the use of metal braces; while these braces have been very effective for literally thousands and thousands of patients, there can often be a perception attached with respect to unsightliness, as well as some actual concerns relative to discomfort, hygiene/maintenance, and dietary restrictions.
Now, patients who need braces can benefit from an advancement in dental technology – the introduction of clear braces known as Invisalign. As their name suggests, these braces are virtually invisible; they are constructed from a smooth and comfortable plastic and will shift your teeth into place with the same results as metal braces but without their drawbacks.
Invisalign Braces Offer Several Distinct Advantages over Traditional Metal Braces
At Family Dental Care, we believe in the value of Invisalign clear braces, particularly for our patients who want or need adjustments for slight irregularities in the alignment of their teeth/smile.
In addition to their effectiveness, these clear braces have several advantages over metal braces, including:
- Virtually invisible teeth-straightening
- Eating whatever foods you like/enjoy
- Removing the braces for up to an hour per day
- Brushing/flossing normally for better gum/teeth health
- Less likely to irritate cheeks and gums (no sharp metal)
- Fewer (less frequent) follow-up visits to the clinic
Your personal perspective on your smile can be an important factor in your self-confidence. To learn more about Invisalign clear braces and how they might help align your teeth and smile, call Family Dental Care at 613-736-5000 or contact us for further information.