Orthodontic treatment is necessary to correct bite irregularities that impact your smile's strength, function, and appearance. With this treatment, issues such as crooked tooth presentation, large spaces between teeth, overbite, cross-bite, and more can be corrected, producing a straight and healthy-looking smile in their place.
There are several orthodontic treatment options. Fixed braces are among the most popular. These devices are comprised of brackets attached to the teeth and strung with archwire. Bite correction is completed through manual adjustments of the archwire, which pull your teeth into ideal alignment.
What About Invisalign®?
Invisalign is a removable orthodontic treatment. Treatment is completed with customized aligners, each set gently pushing teeth into their optimal position. The soft plastic aligners are designed to fit comfortably and eliminate risks of irritation, yet still deliver results in a fraction of the time required by braces. For some, Invisalign treatment may only take 12 months.
Benefits offered by orthodontic treatment with Invisalign include:
- No Dietary Restriction
- No Special Cleaning Instruments Required
- Reduced Discomfort After Adjustments
- No Risk of Cutting Soft Oral Tissue
- Unobtrusive in Appearance
Braces can take up to three years to produce results. During this time, you must avoid certain foods and take special care to clean in between brackets to prevent decay and infection. Invisalign treatment can be completed in 12 to 18 months, and no special care will be required to keep your teeth and gums healthy. Aligners are removed for eating and tooth cleaning.
Are There Any Drawbacks?
Invisalign can treat mild to moderate malocclusion, but may not be ideal for a pronounced overbite, significantly rotated teeth, and more severe bite issues. During your initial consultation, we can help you determine if Invisalign is suitable for your bite issues.
Treatment with Invisalign requires dedication. Aligners should be worn at all times, unless you are eating or cleaning your teeth, making them best for older teens and adults who can adhere to this strict schedule.
As with any dental treatment, Invisalign is ideal for some, but not suitable for everyone. Call The Smile Centre at 941-351-4468 to schedule a consultation and learn if it's a good fit for you.