Straight teeth are more than about looking good and having a nice smile. The long term benefits are being able to clean your teeth better and therefore preventing gum disease and bone loss around your teeth. So ultimately it improves longevity of your teeth.
It is well known that crowded, jammed up teeth are harder to clean on a daily basis than aligned straight teeth. Do this 10-15 years and you will start to lose bone around the roots under the gums. This will result in your teeth moving even faster out of alignment and ultimately having your tooth fall out.
Straightening teeth is easy with traditional metal bracket-and-wire braces. However, it is not the most desirable option–especially for adults. With continued advancements in cosmetic dentistry and orthodontics, there are other ways for patients to achieve the changes in their smiles that they truly deserve.
Drs. Gin Goei, Adrian Goei and Sharon Gabriel of Huntington Dental Excellence in South Pasadena, California, are here to help patients choose solutions for straightening their teeth that do not require unsightly metal appliances. Instead, patients often choose solutions such as Invisalign.
Drs. Gin Goei, Adrian Goei and Sharon Gabriel describe the Invisalign treatment as a teeth straightening alternative to conventional braces. Instead of using traditional metal brackets and wires to push teeth into proper alignment, Invisalign works differently.
With Invisalign, a series of customized trays are fabricated for patients based on digital impressions of their current smiles. Patients wear each tray for 4 days at a time, progressing through the series while watching their smiles come into alignment!
Teeth straightening using Invisalign is great for patients with mild to moderate misalignment of their teeth in the dental arch. It can be done for either the upper or lower dental arch or both at the same time, depending on the patient’s needs.
Our dentists at Huntington Dental Excellence will evaluate you during a consultation visit to decide if you are a good fit. Dental X-rays are often done to check the smile’s health and eliminate the possibility of conditions such as periodontal disease or tooth decay that may delay the start of treatment.
Straightening the teeth using Invisalign is a comfortable process for most. Instead of visiting an orthodontist to tighten wires and increase movements of the teeth, the trays gently push the teeth into proper alignment. Some patients experience mild soreness when they switch to new trays, but this means the treatment is working!
Patients also find that the trays are smooth and comfortable over the teeth, while traditional braces tend to irritate and scratch the skin inside the mouth due to the metal brackets. Invisalign is comfortable from start to finish, making compliance easy for patients of all ages!
Have you been thinking about fixing an imperfect smile? Has the idea of traditional orthodontia kept you from talking to your dentist about addressing misaligned teeth and gaps?
If you live in or around South Pasadena, California, and want to speak to a dentist about Invisalign orthodontics, we invite you to call the office of Drs. Gin Goei, Adrian Goei and Sharon Gabriel of Huntington Dental Excellence!
The office is located at 1730 Huntington Drive, Suite #202, and can be reached by dialing (626) 382-2756.