Just because you have crooked or crowded teeth, doesn’t mean you have to rely on metal braces to enjoy a more even smile. In fact, we can correct minor and severe misalignment using a series of aligners created from a clear and comfortable acrylic material. Find out how your Tucson, AZ, dentist corrects uneven smiles with Invisalign®.
Why Do We Have Uneven Smiles?
A number of factors could lead to dental misalignment, such as tooth loss, injury to the face or jaw, wisdom tooth eruption, or issues with the size of the jaw or position of the permanent teeth. Unless treated, misalignment could make thorough brushing and flossing difficult and provide hiding places for food particles to become trapped, a combination that elevates the risk of tooth decay and gum disease. Uneven teeth could also place pressure on the jaw joints, which increases the likelihood of TMJ disorder and bruxism, two jaw joint disorders linked to headaches, jaw pain, and even damaged smiles.
Creating Your Clear Orthodontics
We know how vital correcting misalignment is, so we want to offer a cosmetic alternative to traditional metal braces, an alternative that has proven very popular with teens and adults worried about how orthodontics will impact their appearance. Instead of brackets and wires, people will simply wear a series of clear aligners that fit comfortably and are practically invisible. We take detailed impressions, images, and measurements of the smile to create these aligners using a BPA-free acrylic material.
Wearing Your Invisalign® Aligners
Treatment begins with the patient wearing a set for 20 to 22 hours a day, every day for about two weeks. Then the next set is worn. Total treatment time varies, but is usually about a year for adults and up to 18 months for teens. The treatment process also involves fewer office visits and is shorter than the time required for metal braces. Patients can also remove their aligners before they eat or brush and floss, which makes mealtime much easier and improves the ability to keep smiles clean and healthy throughout the treatment process. If you have any questions about our clear aligners, or if you would like to try the Invisalign® system, then let us know. We can perform a thorough exam to see if this is the right choice for you, and start you on the road toward a more even and healthy smile!
Ready to Treat Your Misalignment?
We would like to help you enjoy a more even and beautiful smile with a series of clear plastic aligners. For more information on our cosmetic orthodontics, schedule a consultation with your dentist by calling Dr. Newman’s office in Tucson, AZ, today at 520-296-5439. We’re conveniently located inside the Grant Road Professional Plaza, and proudly welcome the residents of all surrounding communities.