Invisalign patients compare smiles before and after straightening treatment

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You don’t have to wear uncomfortable, obvious braces to get a better, straighter smile. Today’s orthodontics like Invisalign can effectively straighten teeth and correct bite-related problems without metal wires and brackets.

Crooked teeth

You may have had crowded or unevenly spaced teeth for as long as you can remember. Perhaps over time teeth have shifted. Whatever the case may be, Invisalign aligner trays can guide teeth into proper place. The trays are customized to fit your mouth. A new set of aligner trays are worn every couple of weeks. Trays must be worn at least 20 to 22 hours daily for effective straightening.

Bite problems

How do your upper and lower teeth come together? This relationship is known as your bite. If the upper teeth protrude significantly, you may have an overbite. Conversely, if your lower set of teeth juts out past the uppers, you may have an underbite. These types of problems can interfere with how you eat and even how you pronounce words. Such conditions can also cause undue wear on otherwise healthy teeth. Problems with how the upper and lower teeth fit together may place pressure on facial muscles. Orthodontic problems can be to blame for headaches, jaw, facial, and neck pain.

The answer

Any number of alignment and bite issues may be corrected with Invisalign. This method has evolved with the likes of Precision Cuts that incorporate elastic bands. Such innovation has resulted in Invisalign being a corrective measure for a range of bite-related issues, including more severe cases of overbite, underbite, crossbite, and open bite.

Digital technology allows Big Smile Dental to assess progress with your straightening every step of the way. You will be able to see how teeth progressively become straighter, thanks to a virtual model of your mouth made at the onset of treatment. You can also see how your new smile will look at the end of treatment.

To find out more about Invisalign braces and to compare your before photo to an after photo of your smile post-treatment, schedule an appointment in Chicago. Call Big Smile Dental at 773-772-8400.


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