If you are an adult who wants to improve the health and appearance of your teeth, you may have noticed that we are living in an exciting time! Innovations in the fields of dentistry and orthodontics have given us an incredible number of simple, discrete, and comfortable options for transforming so-so smiles into stunning smiles!
Already, millions of people have benefitted from the clear orthodontic aligners that guide your teeth into proper alignment – with nobody ever noticing! Invisalign clear aligners fit right over the top of your teeth and are so thin and translucent that hardly anybody will ever know that you are wearing them.
Invisalign can be used to fix a range of orthodontic issues, including crowded, overlapping, twisted, and widely spaced teeth. Treatment time may range from six to fifteen months. Dr. Gilstrap can not only determine how long your treatment will take, but using special software, he can also show you how your smile will look after your treatment with Invisalign is complete!
The Advantages of Invisalign
When you compare Invisalign to traditional braces, the advantages are, well, clear! Invisalign is so discrete that many refer to the aligners as “invisible braces” or “clear braces.”
Invisalign fits comfortably over your teeth, so you don’t have to worry about the discomfort of brackets or wires. Plus, you remove Invisalign to eat, so your food choices aren’t limited. When you’re wearing traditional braces, you have to give up many crunchy, chewy, and sticky food choices because of the damage that they can do to wires and brackets.
Invisalign aligners are also removed for cleaning, which means that you can brush and floss without having to try to work around brackets and wires. Dr. Gilstrap will show you how to properly clean your aligners to avoid scratches or damage.
Straight Teeth Matter
Straight teeth are an important part of a healthy smile. While you may think of the gap in your smile or your slight overlap as a “signature” imperfection, by not fixing it, you could actually be putting the health of your teeth and gums at risk.
Tightly crowded teeth tend to trap plaque and tartar in areas where your toothbrush and dental floss can’t reach, increasing your risk for cavities and gum disease. Gaps between your teeth have a tendency to trap chunks of food, which keeps bacteria and sugars in contact with your teeth and can also cause bad breath and embarrassing situations.
At Summercrest Dental, we want to help you have healthy and attractive teeth. We are happy to discuss orthodontic options like Invisalign with you so you can develop your best possible smile.
Call to Schedule a Consultation
At your consultation, Dr. Gilstrap will take the time to discuss your goals, your hopes, and your concerns so that you can find a solution that is right for you. Once you have all the information, you’ll be able to make an appropriate decision about your dental health.
Call today to schedule your appointment at our Overland Park dental office!