Invisalign aligners consist of a series of custom clear retainers used to shift your teeth, and while being almost invisible they reduce the social stigma of metal brackets. They are comfortable and simple to use, being removable to eat, drink, brush, and floss. You will see you doctor every 6 to 8 weeks with an average complete treatment time of 1 year.
WHY ALIGN YOUR TEETH?
Unaligned or crooked teeth can lead to bigger problems. When teeth are left out of alignment, also called “malocclusion,” teeth can be predisposed to premature wear and periodontal disease.
Malocclusion can cause excessive force on teeth and jaws. These stresses may result in chipping of the teeth and notching near the gum line. The effects can extend to the bone around the teeth, causing the teeth to be loose and eventual loss of the teeth.
Crooked teeth are more difficult to keep clean, and the buildup of plaque along the gumline of these areas can predispose teeth to bone loss, also called “periodontal disease.” Periodontal disease can result in tooth loss and a higher risk of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and other systemic conditions.
Call for your Invisalign consultation today at (616) 453-6323.