While your main motivation for straightening your teeth may be to achieve a beautiful smile, did you know that your crooked teeth can also impact your dental health?
When teeth overlap or are misaligned, they are difficult to clean. If you can’t brush and floss properly, your risk of developing dental concerns such as cavities, tooth decay, and periodontal (gum) disease increases. A straighter smile not only looks better but also makes preventing these oral health conditions easier.
If your bite is not aligned correctly, it can also cause problems for your jaw joint and could result in a painful jaw condition known as temporomandibular disorder (TMD). This disorder can be very debilitating and can result in headaches, tenderness when chewing, and bruxism (clenching and grinding your teeth).
If you are already noticing any of these problems related to crooked teeth, Smith Dentalworks can help. In addition to our Invisalign treatments, we offer general, preventive, and cosmetic dentistry as well as services including implants, crowns, and more. These can be performed in addition to your Invisalign or, if clear aligners are not suited to your unique situation, we can discuss how our other options can help you.
Dr. Smith is a preferred Invisalign provider, which means she can verify if this is the right treatment for your needs. During a consultation she will provide a complete examination. This includes x-rays and photos of your teeth.
If you decide Invisalign is the best procedure for you, Dr. Smith uses 3D technology to create your treatment plan and your first set of aligners. She will even be able to show you what your completed smile will look like.
If Invisalign isn’t right for your needs, Dr. Smith can recommend other treatment options that will help you achieve your goals.
Some people associate orthodontic treatment with children and teenagers, but the truth is that 1 in 5 orthodontic patients is an adult. This means that you are not alone in seeking a solution for crooked teeth. You deserve a smile that you will be proud to show off and Invisalign is a discreet option for adults who want to improve the alignment of their teeth.