Not only do crooked teeth detract from a person’s overall appearance it can also cause difficulty chewing, lead to tooth decay, as well as create other dental issues.
Most people with teeth that are naturally crooked deal with the issue during their childhood or adolescence, however the results may not always be permanent and crookedness may not even develop at all until the person is an adult and their wisdom teeth enter and cause other teeth to become misaligned.
A method that is common and socially acceptable for straightening teenagers teeth is braces, however these very visible devices cause most adults to feel uncomfortable and self-conscious even if they use the so-called “clear” braces. The great thing is that you no longer have to rely solely on metal braces in order to achieve that perfect smile.
Invisalign is a great option. These “clear aligners” are similar to retainers and gradually move the teeth into their proper position. The entire process may take six months or up to two years. Every aligner is used for two weeks and then they are changed as the teeth move into proper position. In the course of their teeth straightening process, some people use as many as sixty aligners. With the use of impressions of the person’s teeth as well as computer imaging, the aligners are created to gradually yet precisely adjust the teeth’s positions; this is done in very small increments until the proper position is reached.
Why Should a Crooked Smile Be Corrected?
This may sound ridiculous to ask, however there is more to the matter than mere looks. Crooked teeth create crevices and gaps which can be difficult to properly clean and can cause serious dental problems and lead to tooth decay. Teeth or a tooth that is not aligned can make chewing very painful, this can cause you to adjust the way you chew, eventually it can lead to a damaging and painful condition called TMJ (temporomandibular joint disease). Of course, people generally do want a beautiful looking smile. Having your teeth straightened can boost your self-esteem; this can even improve your standing in your place of business.
Two Routes: What’s Your Goal?
Prior to making a decision on having your teeth straightened, it is important to know exactly what you want to get from it. Is correcting misalignment your main goal or is to have teeth that look straight?
Whatever your reason for improving your smile Hidden Smiles Orthodontics is available to help you achieve your goals. We use state-of-art technology to make sure your teeth straighten and align as quickly as possible. Call today for a free consultation about Invisalign clear braces.