When your teeth are crooked, the need to straighten them is an important one. Not only can the condition impact your smile’s appearance, but their misalignment can also place your teeth at increased risks of several serious concerns. Yet, for some patients, traditional orthodontic braces can seem cumbersome, and they may weigh the need for straighter teeth against the need to change their daily habits to accommodate their metal braces. Fortunately, Invisalign® can make teeth-straightening a more comfortable process for many people, and because of this, it may be an important way to promote orthodontic treatment for more patients who need it.
Why fixing crooked teeth matters
The importance of addressing crooked teeth should outweigh concerns about your orthodontic treatment, but not everyone understands just how important it is. When teeth aren’t aligned the way they’re meant to be, the consequences can be dire for several different aspects of your oral health. This includes the overall health and integrity of your teeth, which might become damaged under the imbalanced pressure caused by your tooth misalignment. It can also include heighted pressure and excessive stress on your jaw joints, leading to the development of TMJ disorder and chronic bite dysfunction.
How Invisalign® transforms orthodontic treatment
Fixing crooked teeth matters to your long-term oral health, but that doesn’t diminish the desire that many patients have for a more comfortable and discreet treatment option. With Invisalign® clear aligners, many patients can enjoy greater comfort and discretion as well as the benefits of straighter and healthier teeth. The system of orthodontic aligners is designed to gently realign crooked teeth using the aligners’ innovative design. Each successive aligner guides teeth through a specific phase of movement, until the final aligners complete the treatment and your teeth are once again properly aligned.
Benefiting from the more comfortable aligners
There are several different advantages that come with choosing Invisalign® aligners, including the significantly more discreet appearance of the nearly invisible aligners. The benefits also include the ability to keep your treatment more comfortable and less disruptive to your daily routine. For instance, with Invisalign®, you can temporarily remove your aligners for short periods each day, allowing you to eat meals without having to change your diet, and brush and floss your teeth without needing specialized orthodontic cleaners.
Learn more about Invisalign® clear aligners
Straighten your teeth more comfortably with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners. To learn more, schedule an appointment by calling Allen & Neumann Family Dentistry in Pella, IA, today at (641) 628-1121.