Three Reasons To Choose Invisalign

Woodland Hills, CA, dentist offers invisalign

Crooked and overcrowded teeth can disrupt the appearance of your smile and could potentially harm your oral health. If you are an adult with a misaligned smile, you may be weighing your orthodontic treatment options to find the best one for your needs and lifestyle. Woodland Hills Dental Arts in California offers Invisalign which can correct your misalignment subtly and in the same amount of time as traditional methods.

This Method Is Invisible To Others

One of the most apparent differences of braces and Invisalign is that this method is much more discreet. This treatment option uses clear trays to gradually move your teeth into the correct position. Unlike braces, metal brackets and colorful wires are not necessary for this process. This may be more desirable for teenage patients or adults, as it does not disrupt your appearance. To get started on Invisalign, you can have a consultation with your dentist to find out if you are a good candidate. An impression will be taken of your oral cavity to create your trays. You will wear these all day, taking them out only during meals or oral hygiene. Every few weeks, your dentist will instruct you to move on to the next set. Treatment can take around one to three years but can vary between patients.

The Removable Trays May Be More Comfortable

Traditional braces are effective in the way they are able to adjust your teeth into the correct position. Unfortunately, though, the brackets and wires used for this option can be uncomfortable. The wires can irritate your gums and teeth, may be difficult to properly clean around, and can break if you eat something hard or chewy. Patients with braces often have to avoid some of their favorite foods as they go through orthodontic treatment so that they do not break a wire. This can be frustrating and inconvenient, as treatment can last up to two to three years in many cases. Invisalign may be a more convenient option for teenage and adult patients because you can remove the trays when eating or doing your oral hygiene. This means you do not have to change your diet and your oral health is easier to care for.

Protect Your Teeth From Oral Health Concerns

Aside from the visual aspect of uneven teeth, this problem can also affect your oral hygiene. It can be difficult to thoroughly clean your dental structures if they are overlapping against each other. Correcting this problem can reduce the chances of developing cavities, gum disease, and other common oral health concerns. Addressing overbites or underbites can also protect your teeth from becoming worn down.

Talk To Our Team To Get Started

We may be able to help you correct your smile discreetly. Call Woodland Hills Dental Arts in California today at 818.347.5124.