Crooked teeth are embarrassing and they take a toll on your confidence!
Wouldn’t it be nice to feel confident about smiling freely when you meet someone for the first time? What would the next family photo look like if you could give it your best smile? When you’re living with misaligned teeth, these questions are always on your mind.
While you may have considered straightening your teeth, the idea of wearing metal braces might also seem unappealing to you. Performance Dental Center can help!
Dr. Sigman is a certified Invisalign provider, which means we use clear plastic aligners to straighten your teeth with discretion.
Crooked Teeth and Oral Health
You may not even realize that your crooked teeth are also affecting your oral health. It’s much harder to properly brush and floss teeth that are crooked or overlap, and this can increase your risk for developing concerns like gum disease or tooth decay. A bite that is not correctly aligned could also be contributing to issues such as clenching, grinding, or pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint – a disorder known as TMJ.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign utilizes clear plastic aligners that should be worn 20 to 22 hours per day and changed every two weeks. The aligners fit snugly and apply gentle pressure to your teeth for gradual movement. They’re also virtually invisible so they don’t interfere with your normal daily activities.
Most Invisalign cases can be completed in 12 to 18 months, which makes it an ideal option for busy adult patients.
What Are the Benefits of Invisalign?
Besides being virtually invisible, Invisalign offers numerous other advantages for our patients.
Because the aligners are removable, you’ll be able to take them out for eating, brushing, and flossing, which mean there are no restrictions to your diet or changes to your home care routine, as there would be with traditional braces. Invisalign typically requires fewer visits with Dr. Sigman, which means no wasted time out of your busy schedule during your treatment.
Am I a Candidate for Invisalign?
If you’re considering aligning your teeth, schedule a consult at our practice. Dr. Sigman can determine whether you’re a candidate for Invisalign with a thorough examination, x-rays, and photos of your teeth. He’ll use 3-D imaging to create your personalized treatment plan, and you’ll even be able to see what your beautiful new smile will look like before you start treatment.
If Invisalign is not the right option for you, Dr. Sigman is happy to discuss other treatment procedures for improving your smile.
Don’t let crooked teeth hold you back any longer; it’s time for you to achieve the smile of your dreams! If you’re ready to learn more about the possibilities for your smile, we encourage you to contact Performance Dental Center today.