Do you have dental misalignment? If so, you may be interested in our cosmetic orthodontics. Instead of metal braces, we can create plastic aligners that are clear and fit comfortably. In today’s blog, your Rochester, MN, dentist talks about correcting your dental misalignment with a series of cosmetic Invisalign® aligners.
The Causes and Impacts of Your Malocclusion
First, let’s talk a little about how poor alignment impacts your smile. Obviously, this alters your aesthetic in a negative way, so you could feel embarrassed about your appearance. However, this could also lead to issues with oral health. For example, thorough brushing and flossing could be difficult, and food particles could remain trapped between teeth, leading to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. In addition, the strain on your jaw joints and bite balance due to malocclusion could lead to TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). By correcting your smile with Invisalign®, you obtain a straighter smile and improved oral health.
The Invisalign® Treatment
How does Invisalign® shift your smile into proper position? Well, patients will wear a set of plastic trays each day for 20 to 22 hours on average, the exact time depends on our specifications. Each set is worn for about two weeks total, and then you move on to the next set in the series. You continue this process for the entirety of the treatment time. In all, this system requires fewer office visits and provides straighter smiles in a shorter time frame than barracks, often as little as one year for adults or up to 18 months for teens. Being made from a clear, BPA-free plastic, they will be nearly invisible.
Creating Orthodontic Aligners
The key to their aesthetic benefits and comfortable fit is their custom nature. Each set is crafted specifically for your smile. To begin, our team will take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles, as well as digital x-rays. We assess the cause and extent of your misalignment, and then we use the images and impressions to have the aligners created in a lab setting. You then start your treatment once they’re ready, obtaining an even and healthier smile.
If you have any questions about Invisalign®, or if you would like to start this process now and gain a straighter smile in 2023, then contact our team today to learn more. An even smile is within reach!
TALK TO YOUR ROCHESTER, MN DENTIST ABOUT CLEAR ORTHODONTICS
Our team wants to help you enjoy an even and stunning smile. If you would like to learn more about our cosmetic approach to smile correction, or if you wish to book an appointment at our location, call Greenview Cosmetic And Family Dentistry in Rochester, MN at (507) 281-3659.