Clear Aligners for More Discreet Orthodontics
When teeth are misaligned, their appearance may be the most obvious sign. However, if you ignore them long enough, then how your crooked teeth look could be the least of your smile’s concerns. For example, misaligned teeth make it harder for your bite to function properly, leading to problems such as bruxism (chronic teeth-grinding) and TMJ disorder (jaw dysfunction). They can also increase your risks of chronic issues such as tooth decay and gum disease because they’re harder to keep consistently clean of harmful plaque. Fortunately, Invisalign® clear aligners can help patients avoid these consequences by straightening their crooked teeth in a more discreet manner than traditional braces.
The Benefits of Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign® aligners are crafted from clear acrylic that is shaped according highly specific, digital measurements of your teeth and dental ridges. The digital mold of your teeth will help us determine the most appropriate path of movement to correct your tooth alignment. Then, we can design your aligners to gently and continuously guide your teeth through that path. By correcting your teeth with clear aligners rather than bracket-and-wire braces, you can benefit in several different ways, such as:
- Higher confidence in your smile throughout treatment
- Improved comfort due to lack of brackets and wires
- No tooth sensitivity because the aligners are not bonded in place
- Greater confidence by being temporarily removable
- And more
Could Invisalign® Make Your Orthodontic Treatment Easier?
With Invisalign® clear braces, straightening your crooked teeth could be simpler, more convenient, and significantly more discreet than it would be with traditional metal braces. For more information, schedule an appointment by calling Gateway Dental Group in downtown Des Moines, IA, today at (515) 244-9565. We also proudly serve patients from West Des Moines, Ankeny, Urbandale, Johnston, and all surrounding communities.