Misaligned teeth can cause decay, gum disease, difficulty eating, and even jaw pain. Yes, they are troublemakers, and in the past, that is exactly how they were treated. However, times have changed and we now have a much more subtle way of reforming troubled teeth. Crooked people belong behind bars; crooked teeth don't. Today, we can straighten them right up with Invisalign.
A different kind of orthodontics
What is different about Invisalign?
The simple answer would be, almost everything. It does not use brackets, wires, or any metal parts. Instead, your teeth are straightened with clear removable plastic aligner trays. The aligner fits over your teeth like a transparent cover. It is designed to fit snugly, applying a little extra pressure where needed to achieve slight tooth movement.
You won't have to compromise your professional image, social life, or confidence thanks to the aesthetic design of Invisalign aligners. They are made from ultra-thin, transparent, BPA-free resin. This makes them extremely discreet, as well as light and comfortable. When you smile, people will notice your teeth, not your braces.
Unlike traditional braces, which are bonded to your teeth, Invisalign aligners are removable. This is a great convenience when eating or brushing your teeth. It also allows for less frequent dental visits, because there are no archwires to adjust. Each tray moves teeth a tiny bit, which takes about two weeks. At that time, you simply discard your current tray and begin wearing the next one in the series.
The healthy choice
Crooked teeth are not only unattractive; they can pose a risk to your overall oral health. If your teeth aren't straight, they most likely have tight spaces and gaps where plaque accumulates, but can't be removed easily. This increases the risk that you will develop gum disease, cavities, or both. Straightening your teeth decreases this risk, but traditional braces can make it worse before they make it better. While it is not impossible to clean around brackets and wires, it is certainly difficult, and many patients develop cavities under their braces. With Invisalign, there is nothing in the way of convenient and effective oral hygiene.
Yes, you can have the beautifully straight smile that you've always wanted. Call Big Smile Dental in Chicago at 773-772-8400 and schedule an appointment to find out if Invisalign is right for you.