Your crooked, crowded, and gapped teeth have bothered you for years, but you have not done anything about them because the last thing you want is a mouthful of metal braces. For adults in your situation, New Haven Dental Group in Woodbridge may have the perfect solution: Invisalign clear aligners. Discreet, comfortable, and effective, this revolutionary system is the premier way people around the world are choosing to straighten their teeth.
The reason Invisalign is so special is that instead of using brackets and wires to move teeth, it instead utilizes a series of lightweight, transparent plastic aligners. A patient simply wears an individual set for about 2 weeks for 20 – 22 hours a day before moving onto the next. Once you have worked your way through the entire series, your teeth should be in their ideal positions.
Many patients choose Invisalign over traditional braces because:
The cosmetic benefits of straighter teeth draw many people to Invisalign, but in truth, the biggest reason to straighten your teeth have very little to do with appearance. Completing orthodontic treatment may drastically improve your oral health and prevent future oral health complications.
When the teeth are spaced properly, they are much easier to clean compared to if they are crowded and mashed together. This means that you can actually lower your risk of tooth decay and bad breath with Invisalign. The treatment can also help line up the bite to improve overall oral function and perhaps even reduce your risk of TMJ disorder.
We typically recommend Invisalign only for patients who are 18 and older. Consistently wearing the trays requires a bit of self-discipline, and younger patients may still have developing teeth and jaws that could affect the treatment’s success. To discover if Invisalign would work for you, the best thing to do is schedule a consultation here at New Haven Dental Group. We will give you a brief exam, go over your options, and if Invisalign seems like a fit for your circumstances, we can begin your treatment right away!
To get started on your path to a straighter, more beautiful smile, contact us today.