When you have crooked teeth, you may not feel like you have much to smile about. You might worry that people will notice your less than perfect smile when they meet you, which could cause you to hide it during photos or interactions with other people. When you don’t smile with confidence, it can give the wrong impression and cause people to make unfair judgments about you.
Besides making you feel self-conscious, teeth that overlap, are twisted, or are not aligned properly can also cause problems for your bite and your dental health because they’re challenging to brush and floss. When you can’t remove plaque from in between tight or uneven crevices, it puts you at risk for developing gum disease or tooth decay.
Dr. Jennifer Snyder is certified to straighten teeth with both Invisalign and ClearCorrect in all three of our Cuyahoga County Ohio dental offices located in Euclid, Lyndhurst, and Willoughby. Invisalign and ClearCorrect utilize clear, plastic orthodontic aligners to move teeth into alignment with ease and discretion gently.
How Do Invisible Braces Work?
Invisalign and ClearCorrect invisible braces use clear aligners that fit snug against your teeth and apply gentle pressure to straighten them over time gradually. You will wear your aligners for at least 22 hours per day and change them every two weeks to achieve the best results, and patients who are compliant with these suggestions can finish their treatment in anywhere from 10 to 18 months depending on their needs.
The aligners are smooth and comfortable to wear, so you don’t have to endure uncomfortable metal brackets or wires that poke at your cheeks or gums and cause sores or discomfort. They are also removable, which means that you can take them out for meals, which allows you to enjoy all the foods you would typically eat during your treatment without restrictions and makes brushing and flossing easy.
Who Is a Candidate for Invisible Braces?
Both Invisalign and ClearCorrect work well for most patients; however, there are some complicated bite concerns that invisible braces can’t correct. During an evaluation, Dr. Snyder can determine if invisible braces in Willoughby is the right treatment to straighten your teeth and which system might best suit your specific needs.
Moving forward with treatment is simple. Dr. Snyder will begin by taking impressions of your teeth that will be combined with 3-D technology to create your aligners. 3-D technology even allows her to show you what your completed smile will look like.
Your straighter, more beautiful smile is just a phone call away! If you would like to learn more about whether or not invisible braces might be right for you, contact Snyder & Winks Dental today to schedule your orthodontic evaluation with Dr. Jennifer Snyder.