Do you feel self-conscious about your crooked smile? If that’s the case, you’re not alone. Besides appearance, there are other reasons to straighten your teeth. By aligning your teeth, you can correct overbites that cause discomfort and reduce the risk of dental decay, gum disease, and halitosis. Additionally, overcrowded and misaligned teeth might make brushing and flossing more difficult.
Braces have long been the treatment of choice for crooked teeth and misaligned jaws—and for a good reason. Braces are a fantastic way to improve your appearance. However, if the thought of having braces makes you self-conscious, the good news is that you can straighten your teeth without them, with Invisalign, for example.
How braces work
Both braces and Invisalign are used to correct teeth while also enhancing your smile and oral health. Metal braces are dental devices consisting of a metal bracket attached to each tooth and a tightened wire to progressively move each tooth into its appropriate position. Small rubber bands, which come in a variety of colors, hold the wire in place.
The quantity of upkeep required for braces is one factor that makes some individuals reluctant to wear them. There are several foods to avoid, the brackets and wires will need to be adjusted from time to time, and brushing your teeth and flossing can be tricky.
How Invisalign works
Invisalign is a teeth-straightening method that differs significantly from conventional braces. Clear, plastic aligners that fit perfectly over your teeth are used throughout treatment and are replaced every few weeks. Each new aligner is made to move your teeth a little closer to their ideal position. It resembles a mouth guard, except that the aligner is custom-molded to your teeth. Invisalign braces are removable and should be removed when eating, drinking, or brushing your teeth.
At the start of your Invisalign treatment, your dentist will create a 3D map of your mouth. The 3D map will then be used to construct a sequence of aligners. Aligners are worn for 20 to 22 hours. The aligners in your series are swapped out for the next aligner in the series. It is via this procedure that the teeth are gently moved into proper alignment.
If you want to straighten your teeth without wearing braces, Invisalign is an excellent option. They’re so discreet that your friends won’t notice you’re wearing them when you’re speaking, laughing, or smiling.
Get straight teeth without braces. Our services at Brock North Dental go above and beyond regular dentistry. We want to make sure that your oral health and your happiness are taken care of with our services. Brock North Dental is completely focused on you!