Do you catch yourself trying to cover up your mouth when you laugh? Do you try to smile with your mouth closed? Dr. Nettey-Marbell doesn’t want you to be embarrassed any longer. He provides comprehensive orthodontic care that can straighten your teeth, fix your bite, or both! At Parkside Family Dental, we offer both clear and traditional braces.
Invisalign® Clear Aligners
Invisalign is a modern orthodontic treatment that can straighten teeth without braces. That means you don’t necessarily have to spend years wearing wires and brackets just to get a picture-perfect smile! Instead, you just make your way through sets of Invisalign aligners, which are barely visible, plastic, and completely removable. In fact, they look similar to clear retainers.
Invisalign can fix gapped or crowded teeth, as well as misaligned bites (such as overbites and underbites). The average treatment time is about a year to a year and a half, but we’ll be able to give you a better estimate about your Invisalign treatment length once we’ve had an in-person consultation.
The Invisalign Process
The way it works is you wear the invisible aligners for around 22 hours a day, and you’ll swap out each set every two weeks. You’ll only have to come into our office for a quick check-in about every six weeks or so. Each set is designed to move your teeth to a specific, new position, making gradual movements towards your desired end results. Many patients love that they can see the progress of the treatment with each new set that they put in!
The Perks of Invisalign
- Subtle appearance
- Completely removable (easy maintenance and no food restrictions!)
- Gentle on cheeks & gums
- Minimal trips to the dentist during treatment
How Crooked Teeth Can Affect Your Oral Health
Orthodontics will not only make your smile look great with straight teeth, they can also make sure your teeth function as they were meant to be. If you have a misaligned jaw, crooked teeth, or crowded teeth, you may be more susceptible to developing cavities or gum disease because plaque and bad bacteria have more places to hide. Also, if your teeth don’t fit together properly, it’s possible that you may suffer from a condition called malocclusion.
The symptoms of malocclusion include:
- Crooked teeth
- Frequent biting of the inner cheeks or tongue
- Discomfort when chewing or biting
- Speech problems, including the development of a lisp
Is Invisalign the right choice for you? Schedule a consultation today!Contact Us