When your teeth are not perfectly aligned, the crooked appearance of your smile can affect your level of self-confidence. It can also affect how well your bite functions by throwing off its symmetry. To improve your appearance and optimize your bite’s ability to function properly, your dentist may recommend orthodontic treatment. However, for patients who want to avoid having to wear metal braces, we often suggest Invisalign® clear aligners, which do not require traditional brackets and wires. If you qualify, Invisalign® may be able to straighten your smile without braces, but with equally effective and satisfying results.
The Science Behind Clear Aligners
Orthodontic braces straighten crooked by gradually forcing them into more symmetrical positions, ensuring that their roots can successfully reposition within their jawbones. Invisalign® accomplishes the same goal, but without the need for brackets and wires. By contrast, Invisalign® utilizes a series of carefully designed aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. The aligners are designed to gradually guide misaligned teeth into proper position, with each aligner guiding your teeth further as you progress through them.
Keeping Your Treatment Invisible
Clear aligners are able to help many patients enjoy straighter, healthier, and more beautiful smiles, but their main benefit is their ability to keep orthodontic treatment virtually undetectable. Clear aligners are made from nearly invisible, BPA-free plastic, and as they fit snugly over your teeth, they remain discreet even up close. Even before your treatment is complete, you can smile confidently knowing that your aligners do not affect your smile’s appearance.
Find Out if You Qualify for Invisalign® Clear Aligners
If you want a straighter smile but would prefer not wearing metal braces, then ask your dentist if you qualify for Invisalign® clear aligners. To learn more, schedule an appointment or initial consultation by calling Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI today at (248) 852-1820.