Misaligned teeth are not attractive nor are they easy to clean and floss. Teeth and gums that are not well maintained can lead to periodontal diseases, such as gingivitis, that in turn can lead to bone damage and eventual tooth loss.
One way to straighten teeth is with conventional braces; however, there are not many benefits to them short of straightening the teeth. Adults, in particular, don’t like wearing them; the obvious solution is Invisalign. Invisalign are clear, they fit over teeth and slowly move them into the position desired by your dentist in Lombard.
There are benefits to insisting on Invisalign:
Brackets, wires, and rubber bands are not comfortable; they are very noticeable, and food can easily become lodged in them. As the name implies, Invisalign is virtually invisible. They are far more attractive than conventional braces, and they can be removed for cleaning.
Metal braces, once attached to teeth, must stay in position for the duration of the process. Invisalign are easily removed, and wearers can eat what they want when they want.
Metal braces use wire and pieces of metal that can easily chafe or puncture the inside of the mouth and the gums. Invisalign are perfectly smooth. There are no sharp edges or protrusions. For them to be effective, metal braces place considerable stress on teeth. This can lead to future problems. Clear aligners reduce the incidence of gum disease or tooth decay.
Metal braces can take upwards of three years to straighten teeth properly. Invisalign take far less time, usually from one year to 18 months.
Before the aligners are made, the dentist in Lombard designs the series with a computer. You and your dentist know what to expect, and when to expect it. Invisalign may cost slightly more, but you can expect beautiful teeth and smile in a much shorter time, comfortably.
If you are considering Invisalign, make an appointment with Oakbrook Orthodontics near Lombard. For more information on clear aligners, visit www.oakbrookortho.com/invisalign-lombard/