A Look at Invisalign® Clear Braces

a look at invisalign clear bracesMany people would admit to wanting straighter teeth for a more appealing smile, but would prefer not to adorn their smiles with metal brackets and wires to achieve that goal. Imagine, then, the prospect of straightening your teeth without the need for a complex metal apparatus, and without the interruption in your daily hygiene and eating habits. With Invisalign® clear braces, you can have the best of both worlds; a discrete system of treatment and a straighter, more aesthetically pleasing smile as a result.

Crooked Teeth Need Correction

Slightly crooked teeth, or crooked teeth in the back of your mouth where they may be slightly less obvious, might not be much of a cosmetic concern to some. Whether it bothers you or not, however, unattended malocclusion (a misaligned bite) can cause trouble for the proper function of your mouth. If you neglect to correct teeth that are growing out of their proper placement and position, your oral health will grow increasingly more vulnerable to dental diseases like tooth decay and gum disease. Aside from increased health risks, non-straight teeth also interrupt your bite’s balance and lead to excessively worn and damaged teeth, among a host of other dental issues.

Convenience and Discretion in Your Orthodontic Treatment

So how do Invisalign clear braces straighten your teeth without using traditional metal brackets and wires? By utilizing a series of removable, clear acrylic aligners to move your teeth into their desired positions. Your aligners will be custom-designed to fit your teeth and guide their prescribed paths of movement. The clear acrylic makes the aligners virtually undetectable, and since they’re removable, you can continue to eat and clean your teeth according to your normal routine. You can even remove your aligners temporarily for important social functions to improve your confidence without compromising your treatment plan.