Depending on the severity of your tooth misalignment (or malocclusion), they may significantly affect your smile’s appearance. Because of this, many older teen and adult patients choose to straighten their teeth out of a desire to improve their smiles. With Invisalign® clear aligners, you can achieve the straighter and more attractive smile that you desire without worrying about how traditional braces might affect your appearance. To find out if Invisalign® is a good idea, speak with your dentist about the benefits of choosing clear aligners over traditional braces.
Why Straightening Your Teeth Matters
Your smile’s appearance and your confidence in it matter. However, the most important reasons for straightening crooked teeth involve the state of your oral health and proper function of your bite. Your teeth’s alignment is vital to how well your jaw opens and closes, and correcting misalignment can help you avoid serious bite issues such as bruxism and TMJ disorder. Misaligned teeth are also more difficult to keep clean on a consistent basis. Overlapping edges, extra spaces between teeth, and other alignment issues can make it easier for oral bacteria to hide out of your toothbrush’s reach.
The Benefits of Clear Aligners Over Braces
Since they help keep orthodontic treatment discreet, one of the biggest benefits of clear aligners is encouraging image-conscious patients to straighten their teeth. In addition to their appearance, however, Invisalign® aligners offer several other benefits, including improved comfort due to a lack of brackets and other components. The aligners are also removable, which allows you to take them off before brushing and flossing your teeth so you can more effectively keep them clean.
Learn About Invisalign® Clear Aligners
If you need to correct tooth misalignment but you don’t want to wear traditional braces, then Invisalign® clear aligners may be a better idea. 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.