Living with crooked or misaligned teeth presents many challenges for your daily life. You may feel self conscious about talking and smiling in front of others, and it’s always on your mind.
Did you know that crooked teeth affect your oral health, as well? It’s harder to keep misaligned teeth clean, making them more susceptible to issues such as gum disease and tooth decay. When your bite is not aligned correctly, you may experience jaw pain or a disorder known as TMJ, which can cause your jaw to get stuck.
Maybe you’ve considered straightening your teeth, but you don’t like the idea of wearing bulky metal braces. Dr. Boren has options for you!
Invisalign can straighten your teeth discreetly and quickly without the use of traditional orthodontics.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign utilizes clear plastic trays instead of brackets and wires and uses gentle pressure to gradually straighten your teeth. Aligners need to be worn 20 to 22 hours per day for optimum results and are usually changed every two weeks. Dr. Boren will give you specific instructions based on your personalized treatment plan.
You’ll check in with Dr. Boren every few weeks to ensure that your treatment is progressing as planned.
Since your aligners are clear and snug fitting, they’re virtually invisible and they won’t interfere with talking and smiling. You’ll be able to go about your normal daily activities without anyone realizing you’re straightening your teeth.
Most Invisalign cases can be completed within 12 to 18 months, making it a great option for busy adults looking for quick results.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Besides discreetly aligning your smile, Invisalign offers patients many other benefits as well. Your trays can be easily removed, which means that you’ll be able to continue to eat all the foods you normally enjoy and there are no restrictions to your diet as there would be with traditional braces.
Aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear and also easy to keep clean. Lightly brush and rinse your trays each night to keep them fresh. You won’t have to worry about any changes to your home care routine since you’ll be able to remove your trays for brushing and flossing.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Dr. Boren can determine if Invisalign will work for your needs with a thorough examination, photos, and x-rays of your teeth. 3-D imaging allows him to create your treatment plan, which will be used to fabricate your aligners. You’ll even be able to see what your new smile will look like prior to starting treatment.
The first step is to schedule a consultation with Dr. Boren.
Living with crooked teeth takes its toll on your confidence and oral health. With a great option such as Invisalign available, there’s no reason a misaligned smile should hold you back any longer.
Give us a call today to learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Boren.