Tooth misalignment, also known as malocclusion, isn’t always obvious. Yet, even when you don’t immediately notice it, the imbalance in your bite can lead to a host of other dental health problems. For patients with varying types of malocclusion, orthodontic treatment can often be achieved without the use of traditional braces made of brackets and wires. Instead, Invisalign® clear aligners can often provide a simpler and more discreet solution using a series of custom-made, virtually undetectable aligners.
1. The aligners are nearly invisible.
Rather than metal brackets and wires, Invisalign® consists of aligners made from clear, biocompatible acrylic. Each aligner is custom designed according to highly precise digital measurements of your teeth and oral structures. The optimal fit of the aligners ensures that they won’t shift or move when you speak and smile.
2. They can address a variety of alignment problems.
Though made to simplify your orthodontic treatment, Invisalign® treatment is a highly effective solution for most types of malocclusion. This means that more patients are viable candidates for the treatment, even if their malocclusion is highly noticeable. In addition to your aligners remaining undetectable, you can also be more confident in the fact that your treatment will successfully improve your smile’s symmetry and appearance.
3. They can be removed temporarily.
One of the most common complaints about traditional braces is the fact that they leave little room to enjoy the foods you’ve always loved, and can make daily hygiene practices more difficult. The good news about Invisalign® is your aligners can be removed temporarily, allowing you to avoid food sticking in your braces or having to use special equipment to thoroughly clean your teeth.
Learn More About the Benefits of Invisalign®
If your teeth are misaligned, then straightening them is essential to your long-term oral health. With Invisalign®, you can achieve that goal without worrying about cumbersome bracket-and-wire braces. To learn more, schedule a consultation with Dr. Burds by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, at (515) 244-9565.