The beauty of straight teeth is that they not only make your smile more attractive, they also help your mouth function the way it was intended by evenly balancing the pressure of your bite. Understanding that importance might make you think twice about ignoring crooked teeth; however, it often does little to counteract the cosmetic impact that traditional metal braces can have on your professional and personal confidence. Fortunately, we can help you overcome the dilemma of choosing between crooked teeth and metal braces by offering discrete, adult orthodontics in the form of Invisalign® Clear Braces.
The Reason Teeth Should Be Straight
If a slight awkwardness in your smile’s alignment was the only concern, then teeth-straightening would be little more than a cosmetic choice, and perhaps not so important. However, like most dental issues, there’s more than meets the eye when it comes to your smile’s occlusion. To preserve against the consistent pressures of biting and chewing every day, a healthy human mouth is designed to distribute this pressure evenly, with each component of your mouth receiving only the amount of pressure it’s intended to withstand. Uneven teeth can throw this delicate balance into disarray, leading to excessively-worn teeth and damage to your jaw’s joints (TMJs).
Invisalign® – Clear Braces for Teens and Adults
If you’re apprehensive about wearing braces to straighten your crooked teeth, then knowing the consequences of ignoring malocclusion can seem like bad news. With Invisalign clear braces, we have helped numerous patients achieve a more well-balanced smile while maintaining discretion during their treatment. Comprised of clear acrylic aligners rather than metal brackets and wires, clear braces are custom-designed to fit snugly over your teeth and gently push them towards their desired position. Your treatment progression will consist of exchanging your current aligner for the next in the series, which follows a doctor-prescribed path of movement to optimize your smile’s function and appearance. Removability also makes clear braces more convenient than traditional braces, allowing you to maintain a normal eating and hygiene routine.
ABOUT YOUR BUTLER, PA, DENTIST:
Dr. Keelan and our dedicated team at Keelan Dental offer patients the comfortable, convenient dental care that everyone needs and deserves. To schedule an initial consultation, or your next dental appointment, call our office in Butler, PA at (724) 285-4153. We proudly welcome patients of all ages from Butler, Cranberry Township, Mars, Pittsburgh, Butler County, and all surrounding communities.