One of the most important things to remember about crooked teeth (malocclusion) is that, if you have them, then ignoring them will only make matters worse. For that reason, we strongly advise correcting malocclusion as soon as possible, regardless at what age it occurs. However, for older teen and adult patients, the appearance of traditional braces can sometimes make them hesitate to seek the orthodontic treatment they need. At our Lafayette, LA, dental office, we help make the decision to straighten crooked teeth easier with the help of Invisalign® clear aligners.
Crooked teeth need correction
The more crooked your teeth are, the bigger the impact they can have. In addition to your smile’s appearance, those effects can also include the diminishment of your bite’s function, the degradation of your tooth structure, and more. Undergoing orthodontic treatment is a choice, but if you choose to hesitate or neglect treatment, then your oral health will grow worse in several different ways. Invisalign® aligners offer many different benefits, but the most important one is encouraging more people to correct their crooked teeth and avoid the significant complications that malocclusion can lead to.
Invisalign® can fix different kinds of malocclusion
Teeth can become crooked in many different ways, and the nature and extent of that misalignment can differ from patient to patient. Because Invisalign® aligners are custom-designed to match your unique needs, they can address many different types of malocclusion, making them ideal for a wider variety of patients. This means you have a greater chance of being able to avoid traditional braces and enjoy the benefits of Invisalign®, even if your malocclusion seems severe. Before recommending them, we’ll perform a thorough examination of your oral health and consult with you to ensure that Invisalign® is the right choice.
Aligners are as convenient as they are discreet
Because Invisalign® aligners are made from clear acrylic, they remain virtually invisible when in place. Throughout the course of your treatment, you can stay confident that no one will notice your aligners unless you want them to. For many patients, this alleviates their greatest concern about orthodontic treatment – the effects that it can have on their smiles’ appearance. However, besides being more discreet and esthetically pleasing, Invisalign® aligners are also significantly more convenient than braces. For example, they can be temporarily removed, so you can brush and floss your teeth, eat your favorite foods, or take close-up pictures without your orthodontic treatment getting in the way.
Consider Invisalign® to straighten your teeth
If your teeth aren’t aligned properly, then consider straightening them with Invisalign® clear aligners instead of traditional, bracket-and-wire braces. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call the office of Michael J. Young, DDS, in Lafayette, LA, at 337-237-6453. We proudly serve patients who live in Breaux Bridge, Broussard, Scott, Youngsville, and all surrounding communities.