Are you living with unevenly spaced teeth or teeth that overlap? Have you ever considered seeing an orthodontist in Huntsville for your crooked teeth? You might have briefly thought about it and then decided not to deal with it, figuring that the hassles of metal braces were worse than living with misaligned teeth.
We have some good news for you!
Straightening your teeth may not be as costly, embarrassing, or as time-consuming as you might think because you can improve the health and appearance of your crooked teeth without metal braces!
At King Dental, we offer invisible braces with Invisalign. This innovative and discreet orthodontic option uses crystal-clear plastic aligners worn over the teeth to move them into proper alignment gently. When the clear aligners are in place, they are virtually invisible, which means that you can straighten your teeth without anybody even knowing it. With Invisalign treatment, clear plastic aligners apply gentle pressure and gradually move your teeth discreetly instead of bulky metal braces.
Because of their secure and snug fit, Invisalign clear aligners are comfortable to wear and hardly noticeable. Better yet, you can take them off for meals and brushing, making it easy for you to enjoy all the foods you love and maintain a healthy home care routine during your treatment.
You must wear your aligners as much as possible to achieve your desired results. Dr. King, your dentist in Huntsville, recommends wearing aligners for at least 22 hours each day. Then, every two weeks, you'll move to the next set of clear aligners to keep your treatment progressing as planned. Most patients can complete treatment with Invisalign in around 12 to 18 months.
We understand that many people think of their crooked or gapped teeth as part of their signature look. However, we agree that all smiles are beautiful smiles, and we always want you to smile with confidence.
But crooked teeth can also negatively impact your dental health. If your teeth are too tightly crowded together or overlap, it will be almost impossible to clean them properly. Toothbrushes can't reach these tight spaces, and flossing may also be a challenge. Unfortunately, bacteria can get into these areas and wreak havoc, increasing your risk of developing gum disease or cavities.
Widely spaced teeth aren't immune to problems either. It's easy for bits of food to get trapped in these open spaces, which can lead to bad breath and tooth decay.
Straightening your teeth with clear aligners in Huntsville, AL not only increases your confidence but also protects your oral health.
While protecting your dental health with a straighter smile is very important, the benefits you get from a beautiful smile also can't be overlooked. Science has shown us that smiling actually releases chemicals into your brain, such as serotonin and dopamine, making you feel good. And because smiles are contagious, you'll also make other people around you smile, and they will feel good too!
Your confident and beautiful smile helps you make the right impression when you meet or interact with other people. Conversely, those who hide their smiles are more likely to be perceived as unhappy or unapproachable, and living with crooked teeth may have you feeling like there's not much reason to smile.
We encourage you to contact our Huntsville dental office today to learn more about how Invisalign can help change your smile and your life!
Our patients who have straightened their teeth using Invisalign love how convenient the clear aligners are compared to traditional braces. For instance:
Invisalign is an appropriate treatment option if you have mild to moderate tooth misalignment that results in crowding, crooked or overlapping teeth, overbites, underbites, or wide spaces between your teeth. In addition, adults who have experienced a relapse from the orthodontic treatment they've had in the past are also ideal candidates for treatment with Invisalign.
If you have more severe tooth misalignment or you have complex bite concerns, Dr. King can discuss your needs and whether Invisalign or traditional orthodontic treatment is a better choice.
Because each patient's treatment needs are unique, the cost of Invisalign can vary. Dr. King will determine the price of your invisible braces based on the complexity of your case and the time it requires to complete your treatment. Your cost will include all of your clear aligners and office visits with Dr. King to ensure your treatment progresses as planned.
Many dental insurance plans include an orthodontic benefit that you can apply to treatment with Invisalign, which helps defray the treatment cost. King Dental also works with third-party financing companies like CareCredit and Lending Club to help break the cost of orthodontic treatment into affordable monthly payments.
If you are considering treatment with Invisalign, our friendly and knowledgeable dental team would love to help you determine how you can fit your treatment comfortably into your budget.
Are you ready to take the next step toward a straighter and healthier smile? The first thing to do is schedule an Invisalign evaluation with Dr. King. Using x-rays, photographs, and a thorough examination of your teeth, he will determine if Invisalign will help you achieve your best smile.
If it turns out that Invisalign is not the proper treatment for your needs, Dr. King can discuss other alternatives with you.
If you move forward with clear aligners, he will use 3-D imaging to create your treatment plan with Invisalign and show you how your completed smile will look.