Invisalign Therapy from a General Dentist for Mild Alignment or Crowding Issues

Invisalign Therapy from a General Dentist for Mild Alignment or Crowding Issues

For many orthodontic concerns, Invisalign® is an effective treatment. These aligners can help to improve your smile and help you feel good about your appearance. After your treatment, you can also enjoy improved oral health. Aligners are a good choice for many conditions, including crooked teeth and crowding in the mouth. It is helpful to understand how this process works and what the benefits are for different issues.

An overview of Invisalign aligners

Aligners are becoming a more common and popular way to repair alignment problems and other conditions. These clear plastic trays fit in the mouth over the person’s teeth. Over time, the pressure the appliance puts on the teeth moves them into the desired places. To ensure the aligners fit properly, the dentist will first make a 3D model of the person’s teeth. Also, the patient will get a new set of aligners every few weeks as the teeth move.

The problems that misalignment and crowding can cause

Crooked teeth and crowded teeth can be embarrassing for the individual. A person with this condition may wish to avoid being around other people. The person may have low self-esteem. There are physical implications too.
When there are alignment concerns or not enough space in the mouth for the teeth to come in evenly, oral hygiene can suffer. It can be difficult to brush and floss teeth in these situations. As a result, there can be tooth decay and gum disease. The patient could also suffer jaw pain and headaches.

When this treatment makes sense

Invisalign therapy is not right in every situation. Patients who have mild or moderate overcrowding or mildly crooked teeth can benefit. However, for more serious alignment problems, aligners will not be the most effective treatment. Aligners are a good option for teens and adults, particularly to move front teeth. It is also a good idea when the person wants a more discreet treatment that will not stand out.

Benefits of aligners

There are other treatments besides Invisalign that patients can consider. But these aligners offer some advantages that other interventions cannot offer. Aligners are removable, which is handy for frequent cleaning. The person wearing them should take out the aligners during meals. The patient also does not have to wear the aligners 24 hours a day. The dentist will likely advise the person to wear them 21 to 22 hours a day.
Invisalign is also a comfortable alternative to traditional treatments. The material will not cause sores in the mouth or rub against gums, cheeks, or tongue. The treatment time for clear aligners is also usually shorter than other options. Patients often see results in a few months and wear them for 12 to 18 months.

Start restoring your smile today with Invisalign

If misaligned or crowded teeth are bothering you, there is something you can do about it. Talk to your general dentist about your options. Clear aligners could be the right treatment to improve your smile. Make an appointment for an evaluation to see if you are a good candidate.
Request an appointment here: or call Peoria Family Dentistry at 623-552-4665 for an appointment in our Peoria office.

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