If you have poor alignment, then you may feel uncomfortable with the appearance of your smile. Your oral health could suffer as well. To correct these concerns without relying on metal braces, then your Woodland Hills, CA, dentist can help correct your misalignment with clear and barely visible aligners.
The Importance of Addressing Your Uneven Teeth
When we have crooked, crowded, or overlapping teeth, this could lead to issues with your overall oral health. For example, food particles could become trapped in areas inaccessible for your toothbrush bristles and floss, remaining there for bacteria to break down. The result is plaque buildup, elevated oral acidity, and a greater risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment could also upset your bite’s balance, which means the onset of painful disorders like TMJ disorder and bruxism (chronic teeth grinding) more likely. Finally, your smile’s appearance could impact how comfortable you feel in social situations or when meeting someone knew, which cause problems for your overall quality of life!
Creating a Custom Series of Aligners
To address your smile with metal braces, we will first need to assess the cause and extent of your misalignment. If we find that clear aligners are right for you, we will take a series of detailed images and impressions with digital technology. In a dental lab, we use this information to begin designing and crafting a series of aligners from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. Each set is custom-made for your smile, which will ensure a comfortable fit and treatment with precision and accuracy.
Treating Your Uneven Teeth
Treatment involves wearing a set of your aligners for between 20 and 22 hours a day over a period of two weeks. At which point, you will upgrade to the next set in the series. The process will continue over the course of about a year for adults, or up to 18 months for teens. Over time, the position of your teeth will be improved, and you will obtain a straighter smile. The aligners can also be removed, which makes eating and even brushing and flossing much easier than if you wear wearing metal braces. If you have any questions about how we approach correcting uneven smiles with clear braces, then contact our team today. We’re ready to see if Invisalign® is right for your smile!
Ready to Try Our Cosmetic Orthodontics?
Our team is ready to help you enjoy a cosmetic option for addressing poor alignment, so you can obtain straighter teeth. For more information on how we address dental misalignment with a cosmetic approach, then please schedule a consultation by calling Woodland Hills Dental Arts in Woodland Hills, CA today at 818-347-5124. We also proudly welcome patients from Thousand Oaks, Westlake, Encino, Sherman Oaks, and all surrounding communities.