If your dentist tells you that your teeth are crooked, then undergoing treatment to correct them is always a good idea. Nevertheless, some patients may hesitate at the thought of having to wear braces, especially if they’ve never had to before. At our Virginia Beach, VA, dentist’s office, we understand the importance of straightening crooked teeth at any age, and offer Invisalign® clear aligners to help make the process much more discreet for patients who qualify. Unlike braces, Invisalign® is designed to remain virtually undetectable, and yet still straighten teeth effectively enough to address most common types of tooth misalignment.
Your crooked teeth won’t get better alone
The most important reasons to consider any orthodontic treatment are the effects that crooked teeth can have on your smile and oral health. The most notable of these is your smile’s appearance, which is what prompts many patients to seek treatment in the first place. However, crooked teeth are also harder to clean and maintain, which means they’re more likely to experience tooth decay or damage. Your bite can have trouble finding balance when your teeth aren’t aligned properly, as well, which can cause trouble with your jaw’s joints (TMJs) and muscles.
You don’t have to worry about their appearance
Because many patients fear the way traditional metal brackets and wires might affect their smile’s appearance, the nearly invisible appearance of Invisalign® aligners is one of their most popular benefits. Made from clear, BPA-free acrylic, Invisalign aligners are nearly invisible and remain so even when placed over your teeth. Every detail of your healthy, natural tooth structure remains visible, so you can continue to smile confidently throughout the day.
They can address a wide range of alignment issues
Perhaps because of the enhanced comfort and convenience that Invisalign® offers, you may fear that your teeth are too out of alignment to qualify for the treatment. However, Invisalign’s greatest advantage is that it can address several of the most frequently experienced tooth alignment issues, making them viable for a wide variety of older teen and adult patients. After digitally mapping your teeth, dental ridges, and occlusion, we can digitally design your aligners to address your specific needs and preferences in the most efficient and effective manner.
Learn if Invisalign® is a good idea for you
In addition to the many benefits that Invisalign® aligners can offer compared to traditional braces, the fact that they effectively straighten crooked teeth makes them essential for many patients. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling the Absolute Dental Care office in Virginia Beach, VA, today at (757) 428-7440. We proudly welcome patients from Virginia Beach and all surrounding communities.