Invisalign in Loxahatchee
Have you ever felt self-conscious or hid your smile because you didn’t like something about it?
This is one of the most common concerns that patients always have when they go to the dentist. It’s natural for people to feel this way because a person’s smile is a key part of every first impression. Many studies have found that a person’s teeth or smile is always one of the first features people tend to notice in someone else when they first meet.
With the advances in dentistry, many people now have the option of having a straighter, more beautiful smile without having to put on metal braces. So many adults of all ages from their 20s to 70s are getting the smile they wanted for many years but weren’t willing to put on traditional braces because of the restrictions to their lifestyle.
How are we making this happen? Invisalign!
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is an “invisible braces” system that uses clear, plastic aligners to guide your teeth into their proper places. The aligners are transparent and fit snugly on your teeth, which means that they are virtually invisible.
Dr. Elkhechen uses Invisalign to treat a range of alignment problems, including crowding, overlapping teeth, and twisted teeth. It’s also a great choice for anyone with wide gaps between their teeth.
While Invisalign is incredibly versatile, it can’t treat every orthodontic issue. The best way to find out if you are a candidate for Invisalign is to call Groves Dental Care and request an evaluation with Dr. Elkhechen. He wil perform a comprehensive examination and determine whether Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option for your needs.
The Advantages of Invisalign
While patients love the fact that Invisalign is clear and difficult for others to see, there are even more advantages that make Invisalign a great choice, including:
- You remove Invisalign to eat, so you don’t have to worry about the food limitations that occur with braces. Feel free to enjoy popcorn, fresh apples, crunchy carrots, and corn on the cob!
- To clean your aligners, remove them and brush them according to Dr. Elkhechen’s instructions. You won’t have to worry about brushing around brackets or attempting to thread floss between wires!
- You’ll be given several sets of aligners at a time, and each one will move your teeth a little bit more. This helps to keep visits to the office to a minimum and reduces the discomfort that is common when “tightening” braces.
Why Straighten Your Teeth?
Some people may find crooked teeth charming or think of the gap between their teeth as part of their signature look. While we fully support your individuality, we do want you to be informed about the choices you make concerning your health.
The fact is, dental alignment is more than just a cosmetic issue. When your teeth are out of alignment, it can have a detrimental effect on your oral health.
For instance, teeth that overlap or are tightly crowded can be difficult to brush and floss. Plaque and bacteria can still get into these tight spaces, however, and increase your risk for cavities and gum disease. When your bite isn’t properly aligned and your teeth don’t match up, certain teeth will be required to handle excessive stress. This can lead to fractures and wear as well as jaw discomfort. Teeth that are widely spaced have a tendency to trap food, leading to bad breath and decay.
If you aren’t sure whether you would benefit from orthodontics, give us a call. We are happy to examine your teeth and give you honest feedback. If you have been wanting to straighten your teeth for a while but you have been putting it off, now is the time to schedule a consultation! Call us.