A beautiful, healthy smile with straight teeth is possible at any age. If you are excited at the prospect of straightening your teeth but don’t like the idea of a mouth full of metal brackets and wires, call Delaware Smile Center today and schedule an appointment with our talented orthodontist, Dr. Sophia Usmani, a certified Invisalign provider.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a new, customizable system of straightening teeth that doesn’t require brackets, wires, tightening, and constant office visits. This process uses clear, plastic aligners made specifically to treat you with a custom plan created by you and Dr. Usmani. Invisalign aligners are almost invisible and are worn throughout the day to gently and comfortably move your teeth into their correct positions.
Because you remove your aligners to eat, your lifestyle is not affected in the same way it can be with regular braces. Most people with braces have dietary restrictions to prevent damage to the wires and brackets that crunchy or sticky foods can cause. With Invisalign, you can eat all the foods you would normally enjoy.
Additionally, you remove your Invisalign aligners to clean them, giving them another significant advantage over traditional braces. Attempting to brush and floss around traditional braces and wires is challenging. Unfortunately, failing to clean around braces properly can leave you with permanent damage to your enamel, which causes markings to remain on your teeth long after the braces come off. With Invisalign, you clean the aligners according to the directions provided by Dr. Usmani and then brush and floss your teeth the same way you normally would. This keeps your mouth and your aligners fresh and clean and prevents the buildup of plaque and bacteria, which leads to cavities, decay, and gum disease.
Why Straight Teeth Matter
Straight teeth are an important part of your overall dental health. When your teeth are crooked, it’s difficult to brush and floss them properly. Slightly turned or overlapping teeth can cause you to miss part of the surface and allow plaque and tartar to develop. When your teeth are crowded, flossing them properly becomes very challenging, and the result could be periodontal (gum) disease.
Invisalign helps to treat all these problems. Even moderately to severely misaligned teeth can be treated with Invisalign. When you meet with Dr. Usmani, she will examine your teeth and take x-rays to determine the best course of action. She will then plot out a treatment plan that will move your teeth into place step by step. Your aligners will be custom-made to treat your teeth according to the plan created by Dr. Usmani. Instead of constantly returning to the office to have wires tightened, you will simply switch to the next aligner.
To find out more about Invisalign and see how it can help you have a beautiful smile with straight, correctly aligned teeth, call Delaware Smile Center today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sophia Usmani.
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