Crooked or misaligned teeth take a toll on your confidence. You may feel embarrassed about talking or smiling in front of others. You may hide your smile in photos. When your not satisfied with the appearance of your teeth, it’s always on your mind. You might have considered straightening your teeth, yet you find the idea of wearing traditional metal braces unappealing. Invisalign may be the solution for you and Distinctive Smiles of Dublin can help! Here’s more information about Invisalign in Dublin vs traditional braces.
Crooked Teeth and Oral Health
When your teeth are misaligned, they’re harder to keep clean with brushing and flossing. This increases your risk of dental issues such as periodontal (gum) disease and tooth decay. A bite that does not fit correctly can also contribute to jaw joint issues like TMJ. Straightening your teeth not only improves your smile and your confidence, it’s also beneficial for your oral health.
What is Invisalign?
Instead of utilizing the metal brackets and wires of traditional braces, Invisalign uses clear plastic aligners to apply gentle pressure to your teeth and straighten them gradually. Aligners are removable, yet they need to be worn 20-22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12-18 months, making them ideal for busy adults.
What are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Aligners are clear and snug fitting, this means they’re virtually invisible and don’t interfere with your daily activities. Because they’re removable, you don’t have the dietary restrictions or changes to your home care routine that you would with traditional braces. Aligners are comfortable to wear and easy to take care of, so it’s simple for patients to be compliant and complete their treatment in a timely manner.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
Dr. Eric Buck and Dr. Hannah Burton are Invisalign providers and they can determine if it will suit your needs with an examination, x-rays, and models of your teeth. If you move forward with Invisalign, we’ll even be able to show you what your newly aligned smile will look like with our 3D technology.
If you’ve considered straightening your smile, we invite you to contact Distinctive Smiles of Dublin and learn more about the options we offer for aligning your teeth. We’ll be happy to discuss your needs and desires for your smile with you to determine the best way to achieve your goals. Give us a call to schedule your consultation today.