While everyone would love to have that perfect smile, many people struggle with getting braces. Portrayed as being bulky, cumbersome objects that make smiling embarrassing and eating difficult, braces represent a very real obstacle. Thankfully, there have been many advancements in braces, including a revolution that has led to nearly invisible braces. Known as Invisalign, these braces take a different approach to moving your teeth and do not use metal appliances. It is no surprise that we have a surge of patients coming to Weber Orthodontic’s Kansas City office opting for Invisalign braces. Lets take a look at Invisalign, and see if it is right for you.
How Does Invisalign Work?
Every pair of braces made by Invisalign is specific to the mouth they are created for. First, a mold is made of your mouth. Plastic then surrounds the mold, creating a specially made tray for your teeth. This mold is virtually undetectable, and will fit perfectly in your mouth. Gradually, the mold will shift your teeth into the proper alignment. What all of this means is that you will not have to deal with metal wiring, and a host of other problems associated with wearing braces. Most of all, no one will know unless you tell them.
What Do You Do?
Invisalign was created to minimize the impact of braces while you use them. They can be popped in and taken out at your convenience. Though they should remain on almost all the time, you can remove them to clean and floss your teeth. In addition, cleaning the Invisalign braces only requires warm water and at most a light brushing.
What Kinds of Things Can Invisalign Treat?
- Gapped Teeth
As the jawbone continues to grow, gaps in the teeth can result. If you have missing teeth, then other teeth may also grow towards the opening, causing all of the teeth to be misaligned. Having increased space between teeth opens the teeth to all sorts of problems that are best solved by getting Invisalign before they manifest into something.
- Overbite and Underbite
Whether your front teeth are in front of your back teeth, or vice versa, there are a number of reasons why overbites and underbites occur. This is another problem Invisalign can solve.
- Open Bite or Overcrowding
These are two conditions where either your teeth leave an opening when you close your mouth (Open Bite) or your teeth touch one another whenever you close your mouth (Overcrowding) Regardless, Invisalign can help you solve this problem.
Hopefully this article provided you more information about the advantages of Invisalign.
Visit our Parkville orthodontics office for a free consultation from our orthodontist, Dr. Weber.