Invisible BracesAn Overview
Have you been considering orthodontic treatment but don’t want the inconvenience of traditional metal braces?
Do you have a child or teenager who needs orthodontic treatment to correct a mild to a moderate bite problem, but hates the idea of braces?
Clear aligners are an effective and discreet option for straightening crooked teeth. Suitable for teen and adult patients, clear aligners effectively correct orthodontic concerns. They can do so without the bulky discomfort of traditional metal braces. Clear aligners are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that Dr. Heather Adams offers to patients that want an alternative to metal braces.
In some cases, Dr. Adams is able to use Invisalign clear aligners as part of a treatment plan to address more advanced dental concerns. Clear aligners may be used to correct malocclusion, realigning the jaw, and treating TMJ.
Chronic orofacial pain is often caused by tooth misalignment, overcrowding, or a misaligned bite. For mild to moderate issues, clear aligners can gently shift the bite into a more comfortable and balanced position gradually alleviating painful symptoms associated with TMJ.
A thorough analysis of the bite and jaw can help Dr. Adams determine if clear aligners are the right treatment option for your orthodontic concerns. If patients require more advanced orthodontic treatment, Dr. Adams works closely with a local orthodontist to provide patients with the most comprehensive oral health care to suit their needs.
Dr. Adams recommends Invisalign for a variety of dental problems:
- Tooth crowding
- Spaces between teeth
- Narrow tooth arches
- Underbite or overbite
- Crooked teeth
Orthodontic treatment is most successful when the patient is committed and adheres to prescribed care. Young patients will appreciate that there are no dietary restrictions with Invisalign and no more food particles stuck on braces!
Invisalign patients will find it easy to follow the treatment plan due to the ease and comfort with which the clear retainers can be removed for cleaning, dental visits, and changing into the next retainer. This can be especially important for younger patients who may not be as enthusiastic about orthodontic treatment. In addition, Invisalign retainers will not irritate the soft tissues of the mouth, a common problem for patients using metal braces, especially children and teens.