Do you often find yourself hiding your smile when meeting new people or having your picture taken? Are you embarrassed about the way your teeth look? Orthodontics can fix your smile, but if you want to avoid the look and feel of braces, clear aligners might be a better fit. Our orthodontist can help you decide if clear aligners are the right choice for you.
Invisalign aligners are made of strong, durable plastic and are custom fit to your teeth. They can be removed, so there are no restrictions on your diet. You can also take your aligners out when brushing and flossing for an extra clean smile. Wear your aligners at least 20 to 22 hours a day to keep your teeth moving in the right direction, and change them every two weeks. Most people can complete their course of treatment in about 12 to 18 months.
You might be a candidate for clear aligners if you have an overbite, underbite, crossbite, gapped teeth or crowded teeth. For the best results, your teeth and gums should be healthy and free of any untreated dental disease, and the underlying structures should also be healthy. Your jawbone should be finished growing. Call the team at Antoine Dental Center today to learn more or to schedule your consultation.