Orthodontics and Invisalign
Do you have teeth that are crowded or misaligned? Many adults are concerned or embarrassed about the appearance of their smile but haven’t considered orthodontics because they don’t want a mouthful of bulky metal braces.
A properly aligned smile is not just about your confidence or appearance, however. Did you know that teeth that overlap or are misaligned could also affect your oral health?
Teeth that overlap are hard to brush and floss properly, which can put you at an increased risk for periodontal disease and tooth decay. You also have a greater risk of damaging a tooth that is not aligned correctly, leading to costly restorative work. When your bite is misaligned it can also cause strain on your jaw joint, which can cause headaches or joint disorders such as TMJ.
The good news is that there are great options available for adults or teens who want to straighten their teeth without braces.
How Does Invisalign Treatment Work?
Invisalign works gradually to straighten your teeth over time with clear plastic trays rather than traditional orthodontic brackets. Dr. Coussa will design your treatment plan based on your initial evaluation. Following his plan, every two weeks you’ll receive a new set of clear plastic trays that will gently apply pressure to your teeth to achieve gradual movement.
Many Invisalign cases can be completed in a year’s time or less, making this a convenient treatment option for busy adults to achieve their health goals. The end result is a beautiful straight smile and a bite that is aligned correctly.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Invisalign works well for adults or teens with mild to moderate tooth misalignments who are concerned about the appearance of traditional braces. Your aligners should be worn most of the day, but they can be removed for brushing, flossing, and mealtime.
Since you can remove your aligners with ease, there are no restrictions to your diet during treatment like there are with traditional orthodontics. Because your aligners are made of clear plastic that fits your teeth snugly, they are hardly noticeable and easy to talk with.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Dr. Coussa offers a free orthodontic evaluation where he will examine your teeth and your bite to determine if Invisalign would be effective for you. He can answer any questions you may have about the treatment and also go over other options you may have if Invisalign is not right for you. Invisalign is similar in cost to traditional orthodontics, and our friendly staff will go over financing options for you if necessary.
If you’ve ever considered straightening your teeth, a beautiful smile is just a phone call away. Call Dr. Coussa today to schedule your consultation!