If you or your children need their teeth straightened then you will need to see an Orthodontist. Some people, especially adults, might avoid dealing with their crooked smile because they can’t imagine a mouth full of metal braces but today there are other options. One option is Town Centre Dental Associates Invisalign teeth straightening.
An even smile is something that many find attractive. However, it also is very important for those that wish to properly chew and take care of their teeth. Here is a look at methods used to perfect tooth alignment, and how one may benefit from them.
Maybe you have crooked teeth, or teeth that are too close together, or far apart. In some cases, a tooth may be broken or may be completely out of position. Braces align and straighten teeth, and correct a person’s bite, while also working to improve dental health. They can be used to correct many different issues such as; under bites, as well as overbites, cross bites, open bites, deep bites, crooked teeth, and various other flaws of the teeth and jaw. Braces can be used to correct cosmetic or structural issues. Dental braces are often used along with other treatments such as appliances to help widen the palate or jaws, to obtain the desired result, in shaping the smile and correcting the bite.
In the past, metal braces were the only method for correcting tooth alignment. Metal wires are placed in the mouth to literally pull each tooth into the correct position. This is a slow process, as the braces are gradually adjusted and tightened while the teeth move slowly.
Metal braces can be unsightly and many people do not like how they look. They also can be painful at times, and make proper flossing and brushing difficult.
Lingual braces are similar to the wire braces used, but the fit is different. They fit across the back instead of the front of each tooth. They are much less noticeable than front fitting braces, but they can still be painful and hard to get used to.
Invisalign braces are a modern form of orthodontics. Instead of using the traditional style metal wire and brackets, Invisalign are clear braces that are made from a clear medical plastic. Once on the teeth they are almost completely invisible. The other major difference between Invisalign and traditional orthodontics is that they are removable for eating and cleaning.
This system uses a series of aligners that work to improve tooth alignment. About every two weeks or so, a new aligner is fitted into place to tighten the teeth. Invisible braces can be removed from the mouth to eat and for proper dental hygiene, and may take up to two years to do their job.
Getting started with Invisalign orthodontics is really simple. After an initial consultation with one of the dentists, patients learn if he or she is a qualified candidate. If qualified, impressions are taken. These are followed by computerized, digital radiographs and photographs. The images are then used to map out your treatment plan.