Even minor misalignment affects much more than your appearance. Crooked or crowded teeth increase the risk of serious dental health complications. Despite this, many adults and teens are hesitant to undergo orthodontic treatment. They fear metal brackets and wires will negatively impact the aesthetics of their smile. To address misalignment and help patients obtain more beautiful smiles, our team offers the latest in orthodontic treatment. Invisalign offers a practically invisible alternative to traditional orthodo ntics.
Why Do I Need Orthodontics?
Uneven teeth provide a number of convenient hiding places for harmful bacteria and food particles. As bacteria break down these food particles, your teeth become coated in plaque. Soon, the plaque weakens the tooth enamel and inflames the gums, increasing your risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease. Orthodontic treatment is often vital to your dental health by correcting misalignment and reducing the risk of dental disease.
The Benefits of Orthodontics
In addition to improving your dental health, orthodontic treatment can offer a confidence boost. With Invisalign you simply wear a custom-made aligner. Made from clear plastic, the aligners are inconspicuous and designed to gradually and gently reposition the teeth. The aligners are worn each day for 20 to 22 hours on average. About every two weeks, patients upgrade to a new aligner.
Do You Make a Good Candidate?
Who makes a good candidate for our orthodontic treatments? We typically recommend these systems to adults and teens with minor misalignment issues. For more information, please schedule a consultation with one of the dentists at Modern Dentistry of Shrewsbury. We can identify the cause and severity of your misalignment before recommending the most appropriate orthodontic treatment.