Have you been thinking about getting orthodontic treatment to align your teeth properly? We’re sure you have a few options on your mind, such as conventional metal braces, ceramic braces, Invisalign, etc. Millions of Americans choose to get their teeth misalignment treated every year. This proves how important a perfectly aligned set of teeth is when it comes to sporting a confident smile.
What causes malocclusion?
The most common cause of malocclusion (misalignment of teeth) is heredity. If your parents had a malocclusion, chances run high that you will too. However, the severity of the misalignment could vary. Some of the lesser common causes are improper or disproportionate growth of the jawbone, external trauma to the teeth or jaws, missing teeth, faulty oral appliances, oral habits such as chewing pen caps, rubber bands, thumb sucking, etc.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is the best and most aesthetically pleasing means of treating a malocclusion. Patients who wish to have uniformly aligned teeth but do not want to use dental braces are excellent candidates for Invisalign.
Why choose Invisalign?
- Invisalign is made from dental-grade plastic material that has shape memory. During the course of treatment, the aligners will maintain their shape and apply pressure on the teeth uniformly.
- The aligners are near-invisible when worn as they are made from transparent plastic. This helps you keep the treatment discreet from your friends and colleagues if you wish to.
- Invisalign gently applies pressure on the teeth in a controlled manner. However, in the case of dental braces, patients might feel some discomfort due to the brackets and wires.
- Invisalign is capable of treating some of the most prominent types of teeth imperfections, such as crossbite, open bite, overbite, underbite, etc.
- The aligners are removable. You can easily take them off and put them back on when you have to brush the teeth, consume food, etc.
- Teenagers highly-prefer Invisalign, thanks to its transparent structure. They can confidently wear it to school, socialize with their friends, or take it off when they have to play sports, give a presentation, etc.
- The treatment can usually be completed in a short span of time, depending on the severity of the malocclusion.
- When you accidentally injure your mouth, the aligners keep the soft tissues from getting cut or bruised as they do not have sharp edges.
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