You Could Take the Clear Path to a Straight Smile
You can have a straighter smile, and you may not need braces to make that change.
With help from Invisalign® clear aligners and Dr. David L. Ouellette, you could fix a range of issues with your teeth. To know if this system could work for you, start with a consultation at our Bryant, AR dental office.
Call 501-214-6126 to take the first step toward your new smile. Keep reading to learn some of the reasons Invisalign might be the solution you’ve been seeking.
What Invisalign Can Do
You know that traditional braces can correct practically any problem you might have with the alignment of your teeth. For many patients, Invisalign can be similarly effective. By getting a series of custom-designed plastic aligners, you could:
- Correct your crooked teeth
- Add some room to a crowded smile
- Close gaps between your teeth
- Fix crossbites and open bites
- Adjust overbites and underbites
Advantages of Invisalign
In addition to making your teeth straighter, Invisalign also offers some advantages over traditional braces.
As we noted above, these aligners are clear . Many patients (particularly adults) are hesitant to get braces since they don’t want their treatment to be noticeable. Your aligners are custom-made for you. When placed over your teeth, each aligner will blend in rather than standing out like metal braces can. Many people have said this helps them feel more relaxed about wearing their aligners in professional and social situations.
The custom fit also makes the aligners more comfortable when compared to braces. Now, you will still feel some pressure each time you change aligners. But your aligners do this without brackets, which may feel scratchy on the inside of your mouth. With Invisalign, you do not have wires that can break and poke you in the cheeks, lips, or gums.
A third advantage of Invisalign is convenience . When you get braces, they are on your teeth 24 hours a day, every day of your orthodontic treatment. As a result, you may have to give up some of your favorite foods until your care is complete. You also may need to learn to use some special tools to keep your teeth clean.
When you have aligners, you can — and should — take them out before you eat. In other words, you do not have to give up any foods because of your treatment. Since you can leave your aligners out for a couple hours each day, you also have plenty of time to brush and floss just like you do now.
Find Out How Clear Aligners Could Help You
You may have lived with a crooked smile for years. Maybe you actually wore braces when you were younger, but you didn’t wear your retainer like you should have. Now, your teeth are shifting back toward their original positions. The good news is that you are in a position to take control of your teeth.