How Invisalign® Corrects Uneven Smile

auburn hills invisalignWhen you have poor alignment, we want to help you enjoy better oral health and an even smile with orthodontics. Instead of traditional braces, our team can offer a more cosmetic approach with clear plastic aligners. In today’s blog, the team at Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI, talks about the Invisalign® process.

The Impacts of Dental Misalignment

How does the presence of crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth lead to issues with our smile? Well, uneven teeth can make thorough brushing and flossing more difficult, which leads to a higher risk of tooth decay and gum disease. For others, the pressure on the jaw joints from misalignment could lead to complications like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). You may also feel embarrassed about your appearance, and try to hide your smile from the world. But our team can help with a set of clear and custom plastic aligners!

Creating Your Custom Orthodontics

To begin treatment, we will examine your smile to assess the cause and severity of your misalignment. Our team will then take detailed digital images and measurements of the smile in order to create a 3D digital impression of your bite, one far more accurate than traditional physical impressions. With this information, the aligners will be designed and fabricated by experts in a lab setting. Each set will be made specifically for your smile to offer treatment with precision and to offer optimal results in as little as a year for some patients!

The Invisalign® Treatment Process

When your Invisalign® aligners are ready, you will wear each set for about two weeks, usually between 20 and 22 hours a day. Each set then gently and gradually shifts your teeth closer and closer to optimal positions. For some, results are possible in a year or up to 18 months, still much shorter than the time required for braces. You have fewer office visits too, and they can be removed before you eat, so no need to make changes to your diet. Being removable also means an easier time brushing and flossing too, so you can avoid issues like discoloration and tooth decay during the treatment process.

If you have any questions about how we correct your misalignment with our clear and comfortable plastic aligners, then contact our team today. We would love to help you enjoy your best smile with the Invisalign® system!

Our Team Offers Clear Aligners

To schedule a consultation for our clear orthodontics, call Advanced Dental Concepts in Auburn Hills, MI at (248) 852-1820. By correcting your dental misalignment, you will enjoy better oral health, improved bite function and balance, and also a more attractive smile, so you can show off your pearly whites with confidence moving forward.