Though it can greatly affect how your smile looks, malocclusion (the state of crooked teeth) is more than just a cosmetic issue. Tooth misalignment can expose some of your teeth to excessive pressure from your bite, which in turn can cause gradual tooth damage and/or exacerbate your malocclusion. When left untreated, crooked teeth can also be at a much higher risk of developing tooth decay, the disease that causes cavities. With Invisalign® clear braces, you can correct malocclusion and reduce your risks of associated dental health issues while avoiding the need for traditional metal braces.
About Invisalign® Clear Braces
What foods can I eat when I wear clear braces?
With metal braces, you have to be careful with the types of food you eat, taking precautions to avoid the food becoming stuck between your braces. Invisalign, however, involves clear, form-fitting aligners that can be removed before eating so you can enjoy the same foods you enjoyed before receiving treatment. You can also remove the aligners before brushing and flossing your teeth, making your daily hygiene routine simpler and more effective than it would be with orthodontic brackets and wires.
Are the aligners really unnoticeable?
Besides being removable, Invisalign’s aligners are also designed to be unnoticeable while in place. Made from clear acrylic and crafted to fit snugly and comfortably over your teeth, the aligners are virtually invisible for a more comfortable and cosmetically-appealing treatment.
How long does Invisalign® treatment last?
Though Invisalign is meant to make teeth-straightening simpler and more convenient, the science of correcting malocclusion is a delicate one. Clear braces can take as long as traditional braces to carefully reposition your teeth, though the treatment is less complicated and requires fewer visits to the dentist’s office than conventional orthodontic treatment.
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.