Crooked teeth can cause problems that go beyond your appearance. When teeth are misaligned, they’re difficult to clean, which can lead to a greater chance of tooth decay or eventual tooth loss. If you’re reluctant to get traditional braces, reasons to consider Invisalign include:
They’re virtually invisible and less likely to be noticed by others.
They’re removeable; you take them out to eat and brush. You do need to wear them for 20 to 22 hours a day.
There’s no need to avoid foods that you love, like apples, corn on the cob and other foods that braces forbid.
Invisalign pain is minimal compared to traditional braces. Aligners are comfortable and safe with no metal wires or sharp edges to irritate the inside of your mouth. Without braces, there’s no chance of food getting stuck in the device.
Traditional braces make brushing and flossing difficult. With Invisalign, you’re able to brush and floss your teeth normally. You aren’t likely to see an increase in cavities. Another benefit of Invisalign is that treatment time is shorter than traditional braces, usually lasting six to 18 months, depending on how much straightening your teeth need.
What Types of Dental Problems Does Invisalign Correct?
Invisalign is a great alternative to traditional braces for treating several types of misalignment problems with your teeth or your bite. It’s especially popular with adults who would rather not have traditional braces for cosmetic reasons. Dental problems that Invisalign may be able to correct, depending on the severity, include:
Gaps between teeth
The most important part of correcting bite or spacing problems is having the treatment plan prepared by a practitioner who has the expertise and experience to know what’s possible. This is what you’ll find when you trust Dr. Shalman with your alignment problems and other dental care.
Contact Shalman Dentistry today to receive more information or to schedule an appointment by calling our office number (212) 658-1093.
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