How Does Invisalign Improve The Structure Of Your Teeth? | Dr. Alex Midtown NYC Cosmetic Dentist

How Does Invisalign Improve The Structure Of Your Teeth?

Misaligned teeth are an eye sore. No one can stand them. But talk about them for a second and you’ll most likely hear someone recommend braces as a solution. This is strange and quite unfortunate when one takes into account that Invisalign is a far much better option.  Apart from the fact that it can significantly improve the structure an alignment of your teeth, Invisalign is also painless. But that’s not all. Read on to learn more.

The Time Factor

Restructuring teeth structure takes time especially for adults. For a long time, braces were considered as the only solution. Much has changed since Invisalign first came into the limelight. Once you’re fitted with your first set of Invisalign aligners, you’ll have to go for a new aligner after every two weeks. You can also opt for weekly aligner changes which work better and faster. The perk here lies with the fact that with Invisalign, you can straighten your teeth on a predictable timeline. This is hardly ever the case with braces. Keep in mind too that braces can be awfully uncomfortable and that you may have to put them on for years. For Invisalign, you’ll begin to notice positive changes in 4 to 6 months. You can have them on for 18 months at most.

Jaw Line

A misaligned jaw can result in talking, eating and sleeping and breathing problems. Fortunately, many jawline problems are treatable. It is also important to note that an uneven jawline can be caused by factors such as TMJ disorders, teeth alignment and birth imperfections.  Teeth imperfection stands out as a common jawline defect in many cases. It happens when teeth fail to settle well in their position. Invisalign comes in handy in such cases.  It gets even better with the fact that the while Invisalign fitting process is pretty much painless. Note that your dentist will first conduct a thorough background check to find out the root cause of your jawline problem before fitting you with Invisalign.

Overbites And Underbites

Underbites and overbites can easily strain your jaw and cause you pain. The problem also often comes along with gapped teeth which can easily expose your gums to diseases like periodontal disease. For overbite, top teeth stick out more than lower teeth. Your chin then appears soft while your cheeks appear sunken. Invisalign comes in to help the arches meet correctly and ensure that the bite is aligned.

For underbites, lower teeth sit in front of the upper teeth. This makes the lower jaw protrude out. Invisalign corrects this disproportion by fixing the bite.  Note that in both underbite and overbite cases, Orthodontic Invisalign steps in as a permanent solution. It can fix overbite and under-bite issues in 18 months or even less.

Point To Note

Your teeth matter. They matter more than many people realize. With that in mind, ensure you have a smile you cannot be embarrassed about. This means getting Invisalign fixed on you if you have to. It also means observing proper dental hygiene once your Invisalign is removed. Floss often, then brush your teeth at least twice daily.

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