Misaligned teeth can now be corrected using clear and attractive aligners as opposed to unsightly metal ones that were used in the past. This discreet teeth straightening option is perfect for adults who do not want to sport metal or ceramic braces.
Misaligned teeth could be twisted, crooked, or overlapping. There are several causes for developing misaligned teeth or malocclusion:
Untreated dental problems can affect our oral health and compromise on our aesthetics. Crooked and overlapping teeth can cause undue pressure on the teeth and gums.
Invisalign aligners are custom-made, clear aligners that help straighten your teeth and correct an overbite or underbite. Untreated malocclusion can result in improper chewing, and this further strains your teeth, gums, and jaws.
Misaligned teeth can also interfere with your smile, make you feel self-conscious, and result in low-esteem. Our experienced dentist in Fulshear, TX, help correct crooked or misaligned teeth with Invisalign.
Our dentist will take the required x-rays, photographs, or imaging necessary. X-rays not only provide information about your teeth but also tell the dentist if there are any teeth yet to grow through the gums. The dentist will also take digital impressions of your teeth for your treatment. All of this information will then be sent to Invisalign so that your clear aligners can be made.
You will have to wear your clear aligners for at least 22 hours a day. They can be removed for eating and brushing your teeth. The average treatment time for Invisalign patients is around 12 to 18 months.
Contact us for more information on the correction of misaligned teeth.