Braces are no longer limited to the young. Many adults today are regrettably enduring the look of misaligned teeth perhaps because, when they were children, their parents could not afford orthodontics. Of course, most adults do not want to endure the look of traditional metal braces. Well, you don’t have to. Adults who are still longing for that beautiful smile of straightened teeth can take advantage of new technological advancements in this area. A modern approach to straightening teeth utilizes Invisalign invisible braces.
Your dental professional can create a series of custom made aligners tailored to meet your individual straightening needs. Invisalign braces are invisible plastic trays that are worn over your teeth to gradually shift your teeth into proper alignment. The Invisalign trays are comfortable and gentle, in vast contrast to the attachment of metal brackets or the tightening of wires.
Your dentist or orthodontist will plan out the exact movements of your teeth so that, every few weeks, a new set of aligner trays will be used until your treatment is complete. With this procedure, you will experience little interference in your everyday life and most people won’t even know that you are having your teeth straightened.
As people live longer, more adults are interested in preserving their teeth. Not only do properly aligned teeth look better but they also contribute to better oral hygiene. Teeth that are misaligned create more food buildup and more plaque, which could ultimately result in periodontal and gum disease. Healthy teeth create a great smile and a great smile can open many doors, which is money well spent and more valuable than the temporary discomfort. Your local dental professional can advise you as to the practicality of using Invisalign to straighten your teeth.
Posted on behalf of Dr. Hamir Contractor, Kennesaw Mountain Dental Associates
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