When your teeth are crooked or misaligned, it can present a number of challenges for your smile. You may feel self-conscious about your appearance, which can shake your confidence. Other smile challenges can include having trouble keeping your teeth clean and plaque-free, which can you at a higher risk for tooth decay and gum disease, or the development of jaw disorders. Maybe you have considered straightening your teeth, but you worry about the appearance of braces during your orthodontic treatment? Invisalign® clear aligners can offer discreet treatment that can restore your confidence while eliminating other challenges presented by crooked teeth.
A Smile More Confident and Healthy
Not every smile has to be a cookie-cutter lookalike of a famous celebrity’s. If you appreciate the qualities of your smile that make it unique like the interesting spacing or a gap between your front teeth, you should continue to appreciate it. However, a crooked smile can cause certain problems for your smile’s health. Overlapping teeth can collect bacteria in the nooks and crannies created by the overlap. This collective of bacteria can cause acidic attacks on the teeth and the gums. Crooked teeth can cause teeth to shift into each other at bad angles, which cause damage to the teeth. There are ways to straighten your smile to benefit your oral health, while also maintaining your smile’s unique identity.
Benefits of Invisalign®
Invisalign® treatment is the use of clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure and straighten your teeth gradually over time. During that time, you will wear your custom-made aligners for 20-22 hours per day. Unlike traditional metal braces, you can remove the aligners at your discretion. In fact, you should remove them for eating, drinking, brushing, flossing, etc. Being able to remove the aligners can give you a feeling of freedom, but it can also have hygienic benefits over metal braces.
Do you qualify for Invisalign® treatment?
Dr. Cabal can help you determine if you qualify for Invisalign®. To schedule a consultation at Lake Country Orthodontics, you can call our Ft. Worth, TX, office today at (817) 236-7846. We serve patients from White Settlement, North Fort Worth, Springtown, Rome, Haslet, Azle, Saginaw, and surrounding Texas communities.