As an adult, crooked teeth are more than just cosmetic concerns; they can also threaten the rest of your oral health in several ways. Crooked teeth mean an imbalanced bite, which can place excessive pressure on some or all of your teeth. Their misalignment can also mean that your teeth are more susceptible to damage or infection by tooth decay. The good news is that you may not have to wear metal braces to fix crooked teeth and avoid these problems. Instead, you might benefit from Invisalign® clear aligners, which can realign crooked teeth without the need for bracket-and-wire braces.
1. Say bye to brackets and wires.
Invisalign® treatment consists of a series of clear, custom-made aligners. Each aligner takes about two weeks to gently move your teeth, and is then changed for the next aligner that continues guiding your teeth toward straighter positions. By exchanging brackets and wires for nearly-invisible aligners, your treatment will remain discreet and virtually undetectable.
2. Eat what you want to.
In addition to keeping your treatment discreet, Invisalign® aligners are also temporarily removable, so you can continue to enjoy your favorite meals. Simply take the aligners off before eating and replace them afterward. This also makes maintaining good hygiene easier and more effective.
3. Keep your teeth cleaner, easier.
By temporarily your Invisalign® aligners, you can also brush and floss your teeth easier, more comfortably, and more effectively. There are no braces to work around, so you can better remove plaque, tartar, and food debris before putting your aligners back on.