Invisalign®: Modern and attractive orthodontic treatment for busy adults, savvy teens alike
Worldwide, it’s estimated that at least two of every four children and adolescents will develop malocclusion at some stage in their childhood. Malocclusion refers to imbalances between the upper and lower teeth. When you close your mouth, the opposing teeth may not line up correctly. This is commonly due to crowding, which may arise when there is not enough room for the teeth. The upper and lower jaws themselves may not be properly aligned, too.
Today, adults account for 25% of the total number of patients undergoing orthodontic treatment. Favero Family Dental in Denton, Texas, proudly provides Invisalign®, a modern alternative to conventional braces for both busy adults and savvy teens.
Comfortable and discreet treatment
Conventional braces are fixed or secured to the teeth. They can only be adjusted or removed by your dentist or orthodontist. Modern “fixed” braces are not as weighty, and their brackets and wires may be color-matched to better blend in with the rest of the smile. However, certain attributes remain and may not be attractive to many patients; for instance, more trips to the dentist’s office are required for treatment to progress (the wires must be tightened by your doctor). This can be pretty time-consuming.
Furthermore, since the braces cannot be removed for eating, brushing, and flossing, patients must learn how to chew foods with them and how to brush and floss around their braces. Nutrition can suffer. For fear of breaking wires and other delicate components, certain foods must be avoided. If oral hygiene is not maintained, braces-wearers are at increased risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease.
With Invisalign®, patients avoid these challenges. Invisalign® straightens the teeth and corrects “bad bites” with a series of oral appliances (“aligner trays”). The trays are made from transparent, smooth, and flexible plastic. They are custom-designed to fit your mouth. You wear them at all times, only removing them during meals and when cleaning your teeth and gums.
Wear each aligner in the correct order and for the allotted time as directed by one of our talented dentists, Dr. Khourschid Favero or Dr. Stephen Blake Favero. In around 12 months, on average, patients achieve or restore their evenly-spaced teeth. Well-positioned teeth support an attractive and balanced smile and are generally healthier (because they are easier to clean!).
Schedule an Invisalign® consultation today!
Invisalign® may be appropriate for more mild cosmetic cases. As Invisalign® has evolved to include grippy attachments, this modern orthodontic option is even suitable for more advanced cases of bite correction. To find out if you are a candidate, call Favero Family Dental at (940) 566-2847.