Wearing traditional metal braces for a year or longer isn’t the only way to straighten your teeth. Invisalign® aligners are clear plastic trays that can be used to treat a wide variety of alignment issues including gaps between the teeth, crooked teeth, and an overcrowded smile. These amazing devices will be nearly invisible once they are in your mouth, and you can take them out at any time to eat or brush your teeth. We are proud to offer the amazing Invisalign® system to all residents of Winter Haven, Champions Gate, and the surrounding communities who are ready to once again smile with confidence.
The True Dangers of Misaligned Teeth
In addition to being a cosmetic problem, misaligned teeth can also be bad for a patient’s oral health when left untreated. All of your teeth rely on one another for support, and permanent damage can occur if any of the teeth aren’t in the correct position. Also referred to as malocclusion, a misaligned smile will increase your risk of gum disease, cracked teeth, tooth decay, and bone loss. Without a comprehensive treatment such as Invisalign®, some of those issues are only going to get worse.
A Closer Look at Invisalign®
Every Invisalign® tray is made custom for each patient, and that is one of the reasons why they are so comfortable. During your first appointment with our dental team, we may take a close look at your teeth and gums to see if there are any other oral health issues that need to be addressed first. In some cases, severe complications such as periodontal disease must be treated before using Invisalign® trays. After your mouth has been inspected, we can take precise measurements of your teeth and gums. Those measurements can then be used to create your first set of trays.
Enjoying Your Straight and Beautiful Smile
As long as you follow all of the instructions given to you by our team, you may notice drastic changes to your smile after just weeks. Patients must continue to brush and floss multiple times a day to prevent any damage to the outside of their teeth. With the proper oral hygiene habits and regular visits for checkups and cleanings, you will be able to enjoy your bright and straight new smile for many years to come.