While traditional metal wire-and-bracket braces are straightening powerhouses and might be necessary for more extreme cases, they are very noticeable in your smile. They can also make speaking sound unusual, limit what you can eat, and create a myriad of problems when it comes to keeping your teeth clean. That’s why Dental Arts of Rockland has chosen Invisalign and Invisalign Teen® orthodontics.
Unlike metal braces that require constant visits for tightening and adjustments, the Invisalign system is comprised of a series of clear, medical-grade plastic aligners custom-made for your specific orthodontic needs. As your teeth adjust and shift into their ideal place, you simply replace the aligner!
And because Invisalign® aligners are removable, it makes dental hygiene so convenient; just brush and floss as usual. It also allows you to take your aligners out for a special occasion, public speaking, to sing or play an instrument. Professional musicians love Invisalign® for just that reason.
Some patients even lose weight while they are wearing Invisalign® because of reduced snacking. It’s an added bonus that many of our patients really appreciate. Another bonus is that you can use the aligners as whitening trays as well. When treatment is over, you may find that you have experienced a complete makeover!
Why Orthodontics is Important for More Than Your Appearance
Orthodontic problems affect so much more than the way you look. Of course, looking good is a big part of feeling great. We know how important a sense of confidence is to overall wellbeing and how a lack of confidence can be directly tied to a loss of vitality – especially when that lack of confidence keeps you from enjoying the health-boosting benefits of smiling.
But here’s the big news––and the reason we most often prescribe orthodontics to our Orange County patients – orthodontic issues themselves could be affecting both your oral and overall health.
Orthodontic problems, misalignment, and incorrect jaw position can lead to:
- Plaque buildup
- Gum disease
- Jaw pain
- Bone erosion
- Biting and chewing problems
- Speaking difficulties
- Dental injuries such as chipping and cracking
- Difficulty chewing
- Digestive problems
Achieving proper balance and alignment puts an end to all of that!
We often recommend Invisalign® as part of our full-mouth rehabilitation process. This is because proper alignment and balance creates a stable foundation for your restorative and aesthetic improvements to be built upon. They’ll last longer and feel better.
It’s definitely a win-win situation––a beautiful smile you can start showing off immediately and the healthy balance that will keep your mouth fit for the long run!