Tackling Misalignment With Invisalign®

santa monica invisalignWhen you develop misalignment, this means you have crooked, crowded, and overlapping teeth. To enjoy an even smile and renew confidence, you need orthodontic treatment. But our team can offer an alternative to braces! In today’s blog, your Santa Monica, CA, dentist talks about the Invisalign® process.

The Importance of Treating Misalignment

Misalignment may seem like a cosmetic issue, and correcting the issue does offer improved smile beauty, but you also improve your overall oral health. When you have uneven teeth, this could make thorough brushing and flossing more difficult, increasing the risk of complications like tooth decay and gum disease. Misalignment also impacts the balance of your bite and could strain the jaw joints so you are more vulnerable to issues like TMJ disorder and bruxism (teeth grinding). We want to offer a cosmetic approach to addressing uneven smiles, using a seis of clear Invisalign® aligners instead of metal braces.

The Invisalign® Process

With Invisalign®, you will receive a series of plastic aligners, all of which have been custom-made for your smile. You then wear a set for about two weeks, 20 to 22 hours a day on average, only removing them for brief periods. You then begin wearing the next set in the series for the same amount of time. This process continues until you obtain an even smile, which could take as little as one year for some patients. Clear aligners can help teens and adults alike enjoy even smiles, and they can be removed before meals so you don’t have to change your diet. Being removable also means an easier time brushing and flossing, so you can better protect your smile during treatment.

Creating Your Custom Aligners

Each set has been custom-fitted for your smile! To do so, we will start the treatment process by taking detailed digital images and measurements of your smile from multiple angles, and give them to experts in a dental lab setting. They will use them to design and craft a series of aligners from a clear and BPA-free plastic material. They are easy to clean and store, and can travel with you too. The treatment process is much simpler than braces, and can help improve the function, beauty, and health of your smile.

If you have any questions about how our team will correct misalignment with a series of clear Invisalign® aligners, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you gain an even and beautiful smile in 2024, so you can smile with confidence and avoid complications down the road.

Learn More About Clear Smile Correction

You can call Santa Monica Dental Arts in California at 310-395-1261 to schedule an appointment for our clear and comfortable plastic aligners, so you can obtain an even smile.