Natural Smiles • May 01, 2017
Would you like to do something about your crooked teeth? Have you thought about orthodontic care but don’t really want to wear braces?
If so, then you are in good company. Millions of adults would like to do something about their smiles, but they are hesitant to wear brackets and wires on their teeth for years at a time.
While adult orthodontics are more common today than they were 10 or 20 years ago, that doesn’t mean that you want to wear braces.
If this seems familiar, then we have another option you might want to consider at our dentist office in Louisville, KY.
It’s called Invisalign®, and you might say it’s a grown-up approach to orthodontics. You can learn more about it by calling 502-272-9038 or by filling out the online contact form for Natural Smiles.
By scheduling a consultation with Dr. Kiran Gill, you can find out if Invisalign could work for you.
The Benefits Of Straight Teeth
If you are interested in orthodontic care, then you probably already know some of the benefits of straight teeth. Nevertheless, let’s take a moment to consider what straight teeth could mean for you.
We’ve all seen the “Hollywood” smile — at the movies, on television, and in celebrity magazines. Not only are the stars’ teeth dazzlingly white, they are also perfectly straight and evenly spaced.
Invisalign won’t make your teeth whiter (although we do offer professional teeth whitening, too), but they can make your teeth straight and evenly spaced.
One of the main reasons people go through orthodontic care is to make their smiles look nicer. And you know that having straighter teeth makes for a better-looking smile.
There are social benefits that come with having a nice smile, too. Surveys have shown that people who have nice smiles are considered more confident, more intelligent, more trustworthy, and, yes, more attractive. All of those traits could help in a variety of situations.
A nice smile could help you make a good first impression on a client or customer. It also could help when trying to close the deal on a sale or a new contract.
For that matter, your smile could affect how you are perceived by a prospective employer during a job interview or a someone you could see as a romantic partner.
Straight Teeth For A Healthier Smile?
We want to be clear that having straight teeth won’t magically prevent tooth decay or gum disease.
At the same time, you can clean your teeth more effectively when they are straight.
Crooked teeth prevent you from being able to brush certain areas effectively. Crowded teeth can be difficult to floss between.
An overbite, underbite, or crossbite could cause added wear and tear on your teeth. This could wear down your enamel and increase your risk of tooth decay and tooth infections.
By straightening your teeth, you will have an easier time cleaning them on all sides, and you can reduce the unnecessary wear and tear caused by a bite problem.
How Invisalign Can Help
Invisalign has already helped millions of patients around the world. It has closed gaps between teeth, added spaced between crowded teeth, gotten crooked teeth in line, and fixed overbites, underbites, and other bite issues.
How it works is the reason you may prefer it to braces. Invisalign does not use brackets or wires. It uses aligners made of transparent plastic.
Your aligners are custom-made for your teeth. You wear an aligner for a few weeks at a time, then replace it with the next one in the sequence.
Each time you change, you will know that you are closer to having a straight smile.
Since the aligners are clear, they are far more discreet than braces. A majority of people you meet probably won’t realize you are wearing anything over your teeth. This is why some people have described Invisalign as “invisible braces.”
And unlike braces, you don’t have to wear Invisalign all the time. You do need to wear it most of the time (20 to 22 hours per day), but you can take your aligner out during meals, to brush and floss your teeth, or for a special occasion.
That means you can eat what you want. You don’t have to use special tools to clean your teeth, and you don’t have to wear your aligners in situations where you might not feel comfortable having them on.
Talk To Dr. Gill Today
Schedule a consultation with Dr. Gill soon if you would like to know more about Invisalign. You can reach Natural Smiles in Louisville, KY, just fill out our online form or call 502-272-9038.