Could Your Smile Be Straighter With Invisible Braces?

woodland hills invisalignIf you want a straighter smile, you may hesitate to seek treatment for fear of wearing metal braces. But what if we could provide a more invisible approach? Invisalign® allows us to do that, correcting misalignment in the teen and adult years with a series of clear aligners. In today’s blog, your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist talks about improving oral health with Invisalign®.

The Benefits of Correcting Uneven Teeth

First, let’s talk a little about how addressing your misalignment benefits you. Obviously, you will feel more confident showing off your smile when you meet someone new or pose for a picture. But a straighter smile is also one easier to brush and floss, and one that doesn’t provide places for food particles to become trapped. The result is a lowered risk of tooth decay and gum disease! A more even smile also prevents major pressure on your jaw joints, which helps reduce the risk of TMJ disorder and even bruxism (teeth grinding). Correcting misalignment is a way to improve both the beauty and health of your smile at once.

Crafting Your Invisible Braces

This option is a comfortable one, and that is due to the fact that the orthodontics we use will be custom-made based on detailed impressions and images we take with digital imaging technology. Each set will fit well and help you avoid the gum and cheek irritation that is common with braces. The aligners will also be clear too, which makes them nearly invisible!

Invisalign® Aligners

Treatment is simple. You will wear a set of the aligners for at 20 to 22 hours a day. You continue this for two weeks, at which point you upgrade to the next set in your series. Afterward, you continue this process for the duration of your treatment. Depending on the extent of your misalignment, and whether you wore your braces as instructed, this could be as little as one year. The aligners can also be taken out before each meal, or before you brush and floss, which makes mealtime and oral hygiene much simpler.

If you have any questions about how to start your orthodontic treatment with Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you obtain a more even and beautiful smile with clear braces!

Do You Have Questions About Our Cosmetic Orthodontics?

Our team wants to help correct your uneven smile with clear and nearly-invisible aligners. To schedule an appointment and learn more about cosmetic orthodontics, then please call Woodland Hills Dental Arts today at 818-347-5124. You can find us at 6325 Topanga Canyon Blvd, Suite 322 Woodland Hills, CA 91367. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.