Being an adult with crooked teeth can be embarrassing! You may find yourself hiding your smile without even realizing it, especially if you feel self-conscious about crooked teeth.
The idea of wearing metal brackets and wires for months or years is also very unappealing for most adults. This could keep you from straightening your teeth and getting the healthy and beautiful smile you deserve.
There are, however, excellent solutions for adults to straighten their teeth discreetly, without anyone ever noticing their orthodontic treatment!
If you were on the fence about straightening your teeth, there are some dental health benefits you should know.
Despite the boost of confidence you'll get when you feel confident about smiling, perfectly aligned teeth are also easier for you to keep clean. This means that you'll be more apt to avoid problems like tooth decay, cavities, and gum disease.
A correctly aligned bite also means you may avoid painful problems with your jaw joint (TMJ). Correct bite alignment also results in less wear and tear on your teeth when they're able to function as they were designed for.
Instead of traditional brackets and wires, Invisalign uses clear plastic trays custom-designed to move your teeth gradually. The snug fit of the aligners ensures that they don't interfere with your daily activities, and because they are clear, they're hardly noticeable when you smile.
Your Invisalign dentist will design your treatment plan, which Invisalign uses to create your custom trays. You'll wear each set of aligners for about two weeks and then move to the next set in the series. You'll check in with Dr. King periodically to ensure your treatment is progressing as planned.
Depending on your needs, most patients can finish their Invisalign treatment in 12 to 18 months.
If you'd like to learn more about Invisalign in Huntsville, we encourage you to call King Dental at (256) 880-1884 to schedule an evaluation.
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