At any given time, there are around four million people in the world walking around with braces. These dental accessories have become one of the most popular types of restorative care around. But although they’re popular, not everyone is excited about years of metal on their teeth and the discomfort that comes with them.
The reality is that the path to a perfectly straight smile through orthodontic work is complicated. Patients usually have to be seen almost monthly for years as the orthodontist gradually adjusts the braces as the teeth shift.
However, braces aren’t the only option to getting a straighter smile. Innovative technology has brought us the miracle of Invisalign - an aligner that can do the same thing that braces do, but easier and without the self-consciousness that comes with metal brackets on your teeth.
Invisalign is a brand of aligners that changed the game for people who want straighter teeth. They are made out of material that is “invisible,” or at least mostly clear, and comfortable to keep in your mouth for long periods. Not every dentist is a trained Invisalign provider, but Dr. Dyme at Dyme Dental is!
The way the appliance works is that your dentist takes a mold of your teeth and designs a custom-made set of trays just for you. Each tray is specifically adjusted to shift your teeth slowly toward your goal.
The gradual shifting of your teeth happens about every two weeks, so you will change up the tray as your teeth are ready for them. As Dr. Dyme monitors your progress, you’ll get a new tray.
Invisalign’s innovative technology lets your dentist focus on correcting more than just crooked teeth. Issues that once might have seemed permanent are now Invisalign-fixable, like crowded teeth, overbites, and underbites.
These types of problems need to be corrected before they become medically necessary. They can damage the muscles and joints around your mouth and cause chronic health issues.
Invisalign is designed to help solve cosmetic problems like tooth gaps, crooked teeth, and other issues to help boost your self-esteem and prevent long-term damage.
When your teeth are straight, they’re easier to care for on a regular basis. Teeth that are brushed and flossed are healthier. A healthier mouth equals better mental and physical wellness. It’s an interconnected circle that all comes back to Invisalign as the solution!
As with braces and any other dental procedure, Invisalign isn’t right for everyone. But if you’d like to see if you can take advantage of this alternative to traditional braces, schedule an appointment at Dyme Dental.
Our staff will answer any questions you have about prices, insurance, and what to expect with Invisalign. At your appointment, Dr. Dyme will evaluate your x-rays and dental health and come up with a treatment plan that works for you.
The first step, though, is scheduling your consultation. Call us today and get started on your road to straighter teeth without the frustration of metal braces!
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