Did you know that you can obtain an even smile without relying on metal braces? With Invisalign®, our team actually uses a series of clear and custom-fitted dental aligners. In today’s blog, your Virginia Beach, VA, dentist talks about cosmetic dentistry and how we can use this to treat your uneven smile.
The Causes and Risks of Dental Misalignment
First, let’s discuss why you should undergo orthodontic treatment. Dental misalignment could lead to embarrassment regarding your appearance, but the issue isn’t just linked to poor esthetics. Instead, misalignment provides places for food and drink particles to become trapped, increasing the risk of plaque buildup, which in turn causes tooth decay and gum disease. The imbalance in your bite could also strain your jaw joints, so painful complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) could also occur. Addressing your alignment means a strong, healthy smile, but one that looks great too. Which is why you may need Invisalign® aligners.
Crafting Custom Orthodontics
Each set we provide will be custom-made, fitted for your smile in particular to offer treatment with precision and accuracy. This also ensures a comfortable fit too. To make them, we will take detailed digital images of your smile from multiple angles. We then combine these to craft a 3D model that allows experts in a lab setting to design and fabricate the finished product. Each set is clear and helps you on the path to an even smile.
The Invisalign® System
You will wear a set for the amount of time the dentist recommends, usually between 20 and 23 hours a day. Each set is worn for about two weeks on average, and you then begin wearing the next set in the series for the same amount of time. The total treatment time depends on the extent of your misalignment, and whether you wore your aligners as prescribed. For adults, this could be as little as one year, while teens may need around 18 months.
To make your daily life simpler, these can be removed before meals. No worries about particles being stuck in your orthodontics, or about avoiding certain kinds of food. Being removable also makes brushing and flossing much easier as well!
If you have any questions about the Invisalign® process, or if you’re ready to try clear aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. Let’s work together to straighten your smile in 2023.
Talk To Your Virginia Beach, VA Dentist About Improving Your Smile’s Alignment
We have a comfortable and cosmetic treatment option for uneven smiles! If you would like to find out more about cosmetic orthodontics, then please reach out to Absolute Dental Care in Virginia Beach, VA at 757-428-7440.