Whether you’re an adult who wore braces in the past or a teenager looking for an alternative to metal braces, clear braces from Invisalign can provide the solution without changing your appearance. Not only that, but you won’t need to change your oral care habits or diet, which traditional metal brace can make significantly more difficult.
Furthermore, you won’t need to wear clear braces for nearly as long like you would with traditional braces. Instead of wearing orthodontics for the typical 2 to 3 years, Invisalign in Frisco takes between 6 and 15 months, depending on how dedicated you are during your treatment and the severity of your case.
Clear Braces Can Realign Crooked Teeth
Clear braces are ideal for patients who experience mild to moderate tooth misalignment. Once your AACD accredited dentist has your series of clear trays produced, you’ll be able to reap the many benefits of a straighter smile. According to your cosmetic dentist in Frisco, there are benefits to straight teeth besides just improving your looks.
As it turns out, straighter teeth are much easier to clean than crooked ones. This is because straight teeth lack all the extra crevices that are commonly found in a crooked smile. This only creates more opportunities for food debris to get caught in and for dental plaque to collect. When teeth are straight, other necessary oral care habits like flossing will also be much easier to accomplish.
Clear Braces Can Fix Your Bad Bite
If your dentist tells you that your bite is imperfect, you’ll also benefit from having your teeth straightened. Clear braces from Invisalign are ideal for fixing many forms of malocclusion, which is far more typical in patients with crooked teeth. Patients with crossbite, overbite, underbite, and open bites can see benefits with clear braces.
Furthermore, patients with malocclusions are more likely to suffer from TMJ-related problems. When teeth aren’t spaced properly, it can disrupt the mechanics of how you bite and chew. These uneven forces can place additional strain on the jaw joints, causing symptoms related to TMJ disorder. These include:
- Chronic headaches
- Uneven tooth wear
How Invisalign Makes It Happen
To start, your dentist in Frisco will schedule a consultation so they can determine if Invisalign is the right orthodontic treatment for you. If they decide it is, they’ll start by mapping out your long-term treatment plan and show you each step that your smile will go through.
Each step is represented by a different pair of clear braces that you wear over your treatment period. For the most effective results, you’ll need to wear the braces for at least 20 to 22 hours a day, only removing them when eating and brushing regularly. Patients have recorded wearing their clear braces for a minimum of 6 months to as long as 15 months, depending on the severity of the case.
To learn more about Invisalign in Frisco, you’ll need schedule an appointment with them today!
About the Author
Dr. Jill Wade earned her Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from Baylor University before serving as a resident and fellow of the Advanced Education of General Dentistry program. She’s also a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and been offering Invisalign to adults and teens for years. To learn more about clear braces and her practice, contact her at (972) 377-7800 or visit her website.