Has your dentist ever recommended braces or Invisalign to you or your children?
You may be thinking that you are happy with how your teeth look and are wondering why you would need orthodontics.
Besides aesthetics, having teeth that are crooked or crowded can cause other issues that can have an impact on your dental health. Some of the important things teeth help with include chewing our food, holding the shape of our lips and face and helping us speak.
If your dentist recommends braces or Invisalign it is for the benefit of your dental health. With advancements in technology, Invisalign braces offer you a comfortable, unnoticeable alternative to traditional braces. These clear “aligners” are designed to move your teeth into the correct position, just like braces, but with some advantages that many prefer over traditional braces.
The Invisalign trays can be removed, making brushing and flossing much easier. You are also able to eat the foods you enjoy. Since the trays are removable, when you eat, just remove the trays and, once you are done, place the trays back in. You should try to brush your teeth following your meals to avoid staining the Invisalign trays.
Your dentist will take impressions of your bite as well as x-rays. This information is used to make the Invisalign trays that are specific to your teeth. You will visit the dentist about every six weeks to monitor your progress and receive new aligners that continue to move the teeth into the proper position.
Invisalign treatment is a great alternative to traditional braces that can help improve your smile and keep your teeth healthy.