Living with a crooked smile can be a challenge by making you feel insecure about the way your teeth look. This insecurity can make you feel less inclined to smile, laugh, or even talk. Misaligned teeth can also increase your risks of developing oral health issues like tooth decay, gum disease, or TMJ disorder. Straightening your teeth can help to lower these risks and could increase your desire to smile. If you qualify for treatment, there are many reasons to choose Invisalign® clear aligners to straighten your smile.
Nearly Invisible and Efficient
Invisalign® clear plastic aligners are hardly noticeable from a distance and are nearly invisible in photographs. Many people, especially adults, put off straightening their smile because they worry about what they will look like during treatment. Not only is it more discreet than traditional braces, Invisalign® can offer a shorter treatment time than traditional orthodontic treatments. Invisalign® treatment typically takes between nine to 18 months. Over that amount of time, your teeth and bite will incrementally shift into the proper alignment.
Keep Up With Your Oral Health
Unlike with traditional metal braces, Invisalign® clear aligners can and should be removed during eating, drinking, and your oral hygiene routine. Removal of the aligners will give you the opportunity to enjoy your meal or beverage without worrying about leftovers staying behind in your mouth to cause problems. Traditional braces can be somewhat cumbersome when it comes to keeping them clear of bacteria. Leftover bacteria can cause tooth decay and/or gum disease. Invisalign® can give you a better chance of keeping your mouth clean and healthy during treatment. It is essential that Invisalign® clear aligners are worn for at least 22 hours each day. The plastic aligners are custom-molded to your smile can be much less irritating to the soft tissues of your mouth.
Straightening your smile can improve your oral health
Ask Dr. Jing if you qualify for Invisalign® treatment. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation or appointment, contact our office closest to you at 817-405-2001 on Jacksboro Highway, or at 817-405-0195 on Seminary Drive.