Misaligned teeth are unsightly, but even more than that, they can pose a threat to your oral health. If your teeth are not in their proper positions, you should certainly take time to learn about the orthodontic treatments that are available to you. One popular teeth-straightening method is Invisalign® in Belmont, which spares patients from many of the hassles that come with traditional metal braces. The team at the Center for Contemporary Dentistry is proud to offer this remarkable and convenient treatment.
Whereas traditional braces use metal brackets and wires to apply gentle pressure to the teeth, Invisalign® uses a series of custom clear aligners to accomplish the same purpose. You wear each aligner for 20 – 22 hours each day for about two weeks before you move onto the next aligner in your series. Each aligner moves your teeth just a little, and when you have worked your way through your entire series, each of your teeth should be in its proper place.
Invisalign® is able to address most cases of mild to moderate dental misalignment. Some of the issues it is often able to correct include:
Crowded, overlapping teeth tend to trap food between them and are at a heightened risk of decay and breakage. Invisalign®, along with possible extractions, can shift the teeth so they each have enough space to thrive.
Not only are gaps in a smile unsightly, but extra space between teeth leaves your gums vulnerable to damage. Invisalign® may be able to move your teeth closer together.
Overbite, underbite, and crossbite are some common forms of malocclusion (bite problems). Invisalign® can usually address such issues, often with the help of additional accessories.
Some of the most outstanding benefits of Invisalign® include:
The cost of Invisalign® varies from case to case and depends largely on the number of aligners that a patient requires. When you visit us for your free consultation, your dentist in Belmont will examine your mouth and start planning your treatment. Then, we will be able to provide you with a cost estimate. We will also help you explore your payment options. We often offer specials on Invisalign® to help our patients afford it.
Are you ready to learn more about Invisalign® and how it may be able to help you? Contact our team today to schedule a consultation.