Symmetry plays several important roles in your oral health. For instance, properly aligned teeth tend to be more cosmetically appealing than crooked teeth, and they also work better when biting and chewing. Because of this, crooked teeth can have a significant impact on more than just your smile’s appearance. Fortunately, you may be able to straighten crooked teeth with Invisalign® clear aligners. With a series of virtually invisible aligners instead of brackets and wires, Invisalign® has quickly become popular as a more discreet and comfortable alternative to traditional braces.
What Are Clear Aligners?
Invisalign® is often referred to as clear braces, but more accurately, it involves a series of clear, custom-designed aligners that fit comfortably over your teeth. Unlike braces, aligners help guide crooked teeth into straighter positions by creating gentle force through each aligner’s design. As you progress through the series of aligners, each one will guide your teeth through a certain phase of movement, with each consecutive aligner continuing the path of movement until your teeth are straight.
The Most Important Benefits
Eliminating the need to bond brackets to your teeth and tighten them with arch wire is one of the main benefits of Invisalign® treatment. Without conspicuous brackets and wires, your aligners will remain nearly invisible throughout the course of your treatment. Your aligners can also be temporarily removed so you can eat your favorite meals and practice good hygiene without being inhibited by cumbersome braces. This will improve your long-term oral health by making it easier to keep your teeth and aligners clean of food particles and oral bacteria.
Ask Your Dentist if You Qualify for Invisalign®
Invisalign® treatment is popular because it works, and because clear aligners keep your treatment comfortable and discreet. To learn more, schedule an appointment with your dentist by calling Keelan Dental in Butler, PA, at (724) 256-4612. Our Smile Certified experts happily serve patients from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.