The Invisalign system is an innovative cosmetic dentistry treatment option for individuals interested in improving their smiles without the use of traditional metal or ceramic braces. Continue reading for more information on the advantages of straightening your smile with Invisalign braces.
Invisalign Can Treat a Number of Malocclusions
Invisalign can treat many mild to moderate oral malocclusions, or “bad bites,” including:
- Crowded teeth: This malocclusion occurs when there is inadequate space along the dental arch to support the proper eruption of the teeth.
- Spaced teeth: This may be caused by abnormal growth of the jaw bone or missing teeth.
- Overbite: When the upper front teeth extend too far past the lower front teeth, this is considered an overbite.
- Underbite: This malocclusion is characterized by the lower front teeth protruding past the upper front teeth and may be caused by undergrowth or overgrowth of the jaw bones.
- Crossbite: If the upper teeth bite on the inside edge of the lower teeth, this is considered a crossbite. Crossbites may be caused by misalignment of the jaws.
Invisalign Trays Are Removable
Unlike traditional metal braces that are cemented onto the surface of your teeth, Invisalign braces utilize a series of clear aligners that can be removed for eating, drinking, brushing, and flossing. Furthermore, because the Invisalign aligners are clear, they are barely visible to others. It is important to keep your aligners clean and take them out when drinking dark fluids so that you do not stain them.
Straight Teeth Promote Better Oral Health
Invisalign braces make daily brushing and flossing easier as they do not require brackets or archwires. This not only reduces your risk of cavities and gum disease but may also improve your overall health.
Find out if the Invisalign system is right for you by contacting Dr. David A. Smith with Really Smile at (877) 619-4857. Our Indianapolis cosmetic dentists possess the skills and expertise to provide you with the dental treatment you need. We also offer dental implants and porcelain veneers.