Not everyone has straight, aligned teeth. However, let's not forget the cosmetic and health benefits an aligned set of pearly whites can offer. Aligned teeth are usually healthier than the misaligned ones and are less likely to break, wear, and chip. Besides, having straight teeth and a beautiful smile can give you an edge in relationships and social life.
If you have misaligned or crooked teeth and are looking for ways to align them, or if you have bite-related issues, there are many options to straighten your teeth. However, Invisalign is the only option that is transparent, free of brackets and wires, and almost invisible in look. Invisalign offers various benefits to the wearer, including comfort, convenience, and aesthetics.
Read on to know more about the Invisalign process and understand if you are an ideal candidate for the procedure.
Invisalign or invisible aligners is an orthodontic treatment that uses transparent and removable aligners to align the teeth. Invisalign uses 3D computer imaging technology to remove teeth alignment problems and is an alternative to conventional metal braces.
Invisalign procedure done by dental experts works by pulling the teeth gently into alignment. Every set of custom-made, clear aligners made from BPA- free plastic uses the right amount of force in the right place to shift the teeth to their ideal position.
At Healthy Smiles of Birmingham, we take computer-generated images and impressions of your mouth and uses this to fabricate the aligners. While the conventional metal braces use fixed wires to pull the teeth into their position, Invisalign uses a set of custom-made molds that gently force the teeth into alignment across a few months.
Don't be surprised to know Invisalign aligners are one of the most comfortable orthodontic devices to align your teeth. However, the Invisalign procedure may not be suitable for everyone like every other dental treatment. At Healthy Smiles of Birmingham, our expert dentist determines a patient's candidacy for the Invisalign procedure after performing a thorough dental exam, reviewing your dental history, and understanding your goals.
We usually suggest Invisalign treatment to treat the following conditions:
If the alignment is severe, we will recommend other orthodontic procedures to address the concerns.
Our dentist recommends Invisalign treatment only for older teenagers and adults who have lost all their primary teeth and have predominantly grown adult teeth.
Invisalign aligners are recommended to treat only mild dental concerns like overbites, crossbites, underbites, open bites, and gapped teeth.
If you find regular dental visits hard to keep up with or don't have much time to visit your orthodontist often to get wires tightened, Invisalign aligners can benefit you. They are easier to maintain, and you can cut the number of dental visits needed.
Besides, people who wish to align their teeth discreetly can benefit from these clear aligners.
If you have tooth decay, cavities, or active gum disease, we recommend treating them before undergoing the Invisalign treatment.
At Healthy Smiles of Birmingham, our team of dental experts uses our state-of-the-art techniques and advanced facilities to help our patients have the best Invisalign aligners. We provide customized treatment and individual care to our patients to ensure that all their needs are met.
Call us at (205) 991-9535 to set up a consultation with our dentists for Invisalign aligners. We look forward to guiding you along every step of the process.