Be Confident with your Smile!
I’m sure we’ve all had this said to us at one point or another. Confidence is key, it’s true, but for many of us, our smile and teeth are holding us back from feeling like our best selves.
Whether you’re self-conscious about that crooked tooth, or that gap between your teeth, Dr. Wang and his friendly staff can help.
Left unchecked, smaller issues with alignment can turn into much bigger dental problems, and the negativity or self-conscious attitude towards your smile can filters into other parts of your life, with the effects being both psychologically and socially damaging.
But it’s the twenty-first century, and there are ways to fix your alignment issues without those ugly old braces you saw as kids.
So why don’t more people opt for braces then?
As mentioned, traditional braces aren’t exactly fun to look at, or wear. Not to mention the irritation, pain, maintenance and limitations on your diet. It’s no walk in the park. No matter how rewarding they are at the end, everything involved scares a lot of people away.
Luckily for us, we have Invisalign!
Invisalign is the modern solution to your perfect smile. This revolutionary, clear aligner, is based off a custom mould of your teeth. This mould is then used to create a set of nearly invisible plastic aligners that snap in place over your top and/or bottom teeth. No unsightly metal wires or brackets necessary.
When it’s time to eat, you simply slide them off, have your meal, and then put them back in afterwards. No need for dietary limitations to avoid damages like with traditional braces.
As opposed to traditional braces with require the tightening of wires to move your teeth, Invisalign takes a fresh and less invasive approach. Every two weeks you will receive a new set of aligners. Slowly, through the course of your treatment, your teeth will straighten to the desired positions.
It doesn't seem fair that you've got awkward-looking teeth being that you take great care of them, flossing and brushing on a regular basis. Well, there are many possible reasons why:
Whatever the case, Doctor Wang is here to help!
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There’s more to straight teeth than just appearance. Tooth alignment can impact the overall health of your mouth, gums and jaw, as well as prevent future dental issues from occurring in the first place. Crooked or misaligned teeth provide ample hiding places and crevices for bacteria to stow away and grow. This can result in complications ranging from acceleration of cavities to gum disease.
Crowded and unaligned teeth can be difficult to floss and brush effectively, which can lead to a buildup of plaque and bacteria. Having metal braces can lead to the same outcome, with cleaning out debris, food and build up from the metal braces and wires being a challenge.
When your teeth are crowded, plaque and tartar can more easily build up, leading to a variety of gum issues, and if left unchecked, gum disease. The same thing can happen when your teeth are spaced out. Your gums may become reddened and inflamed, which is a sign of periodontal disease.
When decay and gum disease are left untreated, it can lead to bleeding gums, tooth loss, mouth sores and oral infections. Maintaining or restoring proper alignment of your teeth with Invisalign can help improve the overall health of your mouth by making cleaning easier and providing less space for bacteria to settle in and fester.
Teeth that protrude unnaturally due to crowding are more at risk to damage in the event of an accident, and nobody wants to deal with a chipped or broken tooth. Further, protruding teeth may rub on other oral surfaces, causing pain, discomfort, sores and even infection.
Your Invisalign treatment will begin with you wearing a set of clear (nearly invisible) aligners for around 22 hours a day. These aligners are removed only to eat and clean your teeth. Unlike traditional braces, there’s no need for major dietary changes, however if you’re a smoker or a coffee, tea or wine drinker, your aligners can become stained. And if this happens, your teeth might be at risk of staining as well.
As always, you’ll need to perform optimal oral hygiene and limit your consumption of these products as much as you can during your treatment.
Unlike traditional metal braces, Invisalign is practically invisible while on your teeth. Trust us, nobody will notice. Your friends and family will look at you one day and realize that your smile is glorious and straight, and you’ll feel amazing.
During your use of Invisalign you’ll need to come in for a checkup every 4-6 weeks, or as recommended by our office, so your progress can be reviewed and modifications made if necessary.
Every two weeks or so you’ll be given a new set of aligners to apply, each of which will help move your teeth a little closer to their goal positioning.
You’ll need to keep up with your oral hygiene. Flossing and brushing after each meal is necessary to avoid any food and plaque buildup. You want your smile as white and healthy as it is straight.
Some patients experience mild discomfort when first changing aligners and moving the treatment. This is normal, and any discomfort tends to ease over time. That said, most patients find Invisalign far more comfortable than traditional braces, and you won’t have to worry about brackets and wires shredding the inside of your mouth.
You will go through an adjustment period when first starting your treatment. We’ve introduced a foreign element into your mouth, so you may find that you unconsciously remove them while you sleep. Don’t worry, you’ll get used to it and forget that you’re even wearing them.
Give us a call or stop by Dr. Wang’s office today for a consultation to see if Invisalign is a good option for you. There’s only one way to find out if Invisalign is the right option for you, and that means having an expert like Dr. Wang provide you with a professional exam and consultation.
Our friendly and highly experienced team uses the latest and greatest treatment options and can create a customized treatment plan tailored just for you. If you’re unhappy with your smile, find that your teeth are out of alignment or simply need some dental advice, reach out to us today.