Invisalign® – Orthodontics without Braces

Some issues that affect your smile’s appearance can also have an impact on other aspects of your oral health. Tooth alignment, for instance, is about more than how symmetrical your smile is; it’s also about how well your bite, teeth, and jaw work together when you open and close your mouth. If your teeth are crooked, then the misalignment can make other parts of your bite work harder to compensate, leading to a host of issues such as bruxism and jaw joint dysfunctions. The good news is that many patients can correct the issue without having to rely on traditional metal braces. With Invisalign® treatment, you can straighten your crooked teeth using a series of comfortable, convenient, and nearly invisible orthodontic aligners.

The Benefits of Invisalign®

Invisalign® aligners are made from clear, biocompatible acrylic that conforms comfortably to the shape of your teeth and the size of your dental ridges. The aligners are designed to gradually shift crooked teeth into straighter positions as you cycle through them. The path of movement is designed using advanced digital imaging and diagnostic equipment, ensuring that each aligner guides your teeth through a certain phase of this movement. Because the aligners are clear and removable, they offer several benefits compared to conventional braces, including:

  • Confidence – One of the most notable benefits of Invisalign® aligners is that they are virtually invisible so you can stay confident as you wear them every day. Because the aligners are clear and designed to fit snugly over your teeth, they are undetectable even from close up.
  • Comfort – Unlike braces, which consist of metal brackets and wires, orthodontic aligners do not have sharp edges or jagged components that can scrape against your cheeks or tongue. The design of the aligners also ensures that they remain snug enough not to move about, but comfortable enough not to cause tooth sensitivity.
  • Convenience – Also unlike braces, Invisalign® aligners are temporarily removable. You can take them off before every meal, and before brushing and flossing your teeth, which makes eating, practicing good hygiene, and performing dental cleanings significantly easier.

Find Out if You Qualify for Invisalign® Ortho

With Invisalign® orthodontic aligners, you can enjoy the confidence and convenience of a straighter, more attractive smile, without relying on traditional metal braces. To learn more, schedule a consultation by calling Dr. Burds and 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.