A Clear Path to Straighter Teeth

Traditional braces are often effective when it comes to correcting bite problems and misaligned teeth, but for adults that are worried about their professional image or don’t want to give up some of their favorite foods during the treatment, they may not be the best solution. Invisalign in Wildwood Crest can be an excellent way for older patients to enjoy all the benefits of orthodontics without having to worry about inconvenient brackets and wires. Contact Diamond Beach Dental today to learn how clear aligners might help your smile.

How Invisalign Works

Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign uses custom-made removable trays that are often called aligners. These aligners will exert small amounts of pressure that slowly but surely push your teeth into their preferred position. Invisalign treatment typically involves a series of aligners, with each one being worn for about two weeks. The aligners don’t need to be adjusted like braces do, although you will need to have a checkup at least once every six weeks so that we confirm that the treatment plan is progressing as it should. On average, most patients can expect to see the beautiful end results of an Invisalign treatment after about 12 months.

Indications for Invisalign

During your consultation, we’ll need to confirm that Invisalign is a viable option to correct any orthodontic problems you have. Common uses for Invisalign are listed below. 

Crowded Teeth

The Invisalign aligners can adjust teeth that are too close together so that they are straighter and line up correctly. Not only does this make your smile more attractive, but it also makes it easier to brush and floss correctly so that you can prevent tooth decay and gum disease.

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Spaces Between Teeth

If there are small gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can often be used to close them. This leaves less visible empty space whenever you smile. You also won’t have to worry about bacteria or bits of food getting caught in these gaps and causing bad breath.

Bite Alignment

We can use Invisalign to treat cases of overbite, underbite and crossbite. A poorly aligned bite puts pressure on your jaw joints, putting you at risk for a painful TMJ disorder as well as grinding and clenching of the teeth.

Benefits of Invisalign Orthodontics

  • See-Through Aligners: Traditional orthodontics tend to stand out, but Invisalign aligners are much harder to notice for those who don’t know what to look for.
  • Varied Diet: You can take your aligners out so you can eat whatever you want.
  • Comfort: The smooth, plastic alignment trays will avoid irritating the gums as the teeth are gently shifted into alignment.
  • Shorter Treatment Time: Invisalign typically takes about a year, while normal braces might be worn for two or three years.

Cost of Invisalign

The price attached to your straighter smile depends on how complex your case is and how many aligners you need. Your age and your ability to comply with the treatment might also end up factoring into the final cost. We can provide a more specific estimate once you’ve seen your cosmetic dentist in Wildwood Crest for a consultation.

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