When you have teeth that are crooked, or otherwise imperfect, you understand how they can affect your entire smile. Chances are you may begin to feel self-conscious around other people, even those that you know very well. You also may find that you are hesitant to smile, or even open your mouth when you are in public. There are some situations where crooked teeth can also cause a number of other dental issues, since teeth that are misaligned can put strain on other parts of your mouth.
Previously, the only solution for these types of issues was braces. However, the large, noticeable brackets made many people feel self-conscious. Additionally, the harsh components could cause severe irritation to the wearer’s mouth and gums. Modern dentistry has provided a popular alternative to the traditional type of braces, Invisalign in Bristow. This option is extremely popular with both teenagers and adults that seek the results offered by braces but that want to avoid the unsightly appearance they create.
Invisalign in Bristow uses a set of completely clear, plastic aligners that are used to straighten the teeth. Each aligner is custom-fit to a patient’s mouth and required to be worn all the time, except when the patient is sleeping or eating. At each two week appointment, the patient will be given a new set of Invisalign aligners to help and gradually shift their teeth into the desired position.
Essentially, a good candidate for the Invisalign treatment are those that have overall healthy gums and teeth that are slightly misaligned or crooked. If there is a patient that has seriously misaligned teeth, then Invisalign is not the right option. In most cases, this type of treatment is ideal for adults or older teens, but not younger children since many parts of their mouth are still going through the growing process.
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