Crooked, misaligned teeth are an anomaly that affects much more than just your smile’s appearance. For instance, when teeth are not aligned properly, your bite has to work harder to stay straight when you bite and chew your food. The imbalance can lead to increased pressure on some teeth, leading to extensive tooth damage and an increased risk of other oral health issues. The good news is that you may be able to straighten your crooked teeth and avoid such issues without having to rely on traditional orthodontics. If your teeth are crooked, then ask your dentist about the benefits of Invisalign® treatment compared to conventional metal braces.
The Science Behind Clear Aligners
Invisalign® aligners are not conventional braces, but they operate on the same orthodontic principles of gentle tooth movement. Orthodontic treatment involves carefully moving crooked teeth into straighter positions, and Invisalign® does this without the need for brackets and wires. Instead, the series of aligners are designed to complete this movement as you progress through them. Each aligner guides teeth through a certain phase of tooth movement, with the subsequent aligner picking up where the last one left off and moving your teeth further.
Invisalign’s Many Advantages
Because Invisalign® does not utilize conspicuous braces, they offer a wide variety of benefits, including:
- Increased confidence throughout treatment due to the aligners being invisible.
- Better hygiene, as you can remove the aligners before brushing and flossing your teeth.
- Less hassle when eating, as you can remove the aligners before meals, as well.
- Greater comfort due to the lack of wires, brackets, or other sharp edges.
Learn More About the Benefits of Invisalign® Treatment
To find out more about Invisalign® and whether or not it’s the right solution for you, schedule a consultation with your dentist calling Dr. Newman’s office today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza in Tucson, AZ, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.