Crooked teeth can make you feel uncomfortable about smiling, causing you to smile less often than you’d like. Misaligned teeth can also put your oral health at risk, as you’re more prone to dental trauma, decay, infections, and gum disease. For many people, Invisalign orthodontics offers a viable solution to straightening crooked teeth and improving their smile. If you live in Willoughby, Ohio, or nearby communities, you can turn to Rich Flores, DDS, LLC, for Invisalign teeth straightening treatment.
Invisalign achieves effective tooth alignment by using clear, plastic aligners that gently shift your teeth into a straighter position. Before recommending this treatment, Dr. Flores will evaluate your teeth, gums, and mouth to assess any problems that need to be addressed. Through this assessment, we can determine if Invisalign is the best orthodontic treatment option for straightening your teeth. If so, we’ll outline a treatment plan.
Dr. Flores will take digital scans of your teeth to have a series of clear, plastic aligners custom-made for your use. When worn, these aligners will gradually realign your teeth to improve the health and beauty of your smile. For optimal results, you’ll need to wear your aligners 20-22 hours daily, removing them only for eating and brushing your teeth or special picture-taking occasions.
You may be a good candidate for Invisalign if you have:
You can see beautiful results in as little as 12-18 months by being diligent with your treatment.
Straightening your smile will have a positive effect on your oral health as well as your smile’s esthetic appeal. Invisalign can improve:
Your oral hygiene to prevent decay and dental disease – Misaligned or overcrowded teeth are more prone to infections and gum disease due to being so difficult to clean. Aligning your smile makes brushing and flossing easier as you can reach more of your tooth surfaces and in between your teeth. This helps minimize plaque build-up that causes decay and dental disease. The fewer problems you have with your teeth, the lower your dental bills.
Bite issues to prevent tooth damage and jaw pain – Invisalign corrects problems with overbites, underbites, cross bites, etc., to prevent chips, cracks, or abnormal wear and tear on your teeth due to your teeth clashing against each other when you chew. Correcting bite issues also relieves jaw strain that can lead to pain, discomfort, and TMJ disorders.
Your ability to chew so you can eat healthy foods – Straightening crooked teeth will make it easier to chew without experiencing pain or discomfort. You’ll be able to eat a balanced diet to support your oral health, boost your immune health, and give you strength and vitality.