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Clear Aligners – Invisalign®
There are many aspects to a healthy smile. One of them is the alignment of your teeth, an issue that can seem relatively unimportant. The reality is that it can have a big impact on your jaw as well as your teeth, and it is better to correct it sooner rather than later. Do not worry if you would rather not invest in braces as an adult - there are modern solutions to this problem that can make the process an easy one. Invisalign helps to correct and align your teeth without embarrassing wires that you need to wear around them permanently. If you have an overbite or a crossbite and are wondering how you can rectify it please visit our office at Henricksen Family Dental to learn more about Invisalign and whether it is a good option for your dental needs.
Great for Adults
For many years, children have depended on braces to correct and align their teeth, however the situation is a bit different for adults. While there is nothing wrong with braces, they are a device designed for children with their circumstances in mind. Adults often hold back because they don't want to wear a wire around their teeth in their everyday lives. It is also a little difficult for adults to receive the full benefit of braces simply because it does not help them as much. Braces help rectify the shape of the jaw, something that works for children because their jaw is not fully developed. Adults, on the other hand, have fully developed jaws that braces can struggle to correct. That’s where Invisalign comes in.
A modern solution to misalignment, Invisalign pushes your teeth from behind without touching the jaw or affecting it in any way. It affects your teeth specifically, in other words, rather than attempting to correct your jaw. Another reason why Invisalign is better for adults is that it is virtually invisible and you can wear it with confidence. It is also more comfortable than braces and is a non-invasive way to attain the smile you want to have.
Since Invisalign is transparent, you can wear it no matter where you are. It is also removable, making it easy for you to eat whatever you like without worrying about braces - just pop off the Invisalign inserts, eat, brush your teeth, and slip them back in place. The fact that Invisalign is removable also makes it that much easier for you to clean and maintain your oral health without worrying about food getting stuck underneath your Invisalign inserts like it does traditional braces. Additionally, unlike braces that take about two years to rectify teeth and have to remain in place the entirety of that time with constant adjustments to the bands, Invisalign works quickly and easily without potentially painful adjustment.
Invisalign is a great option for alignment correction, especially in adults. For more information about Invisalign and how it can remedy your overbite or crossbite, give us a call at (360) 740-2119 or visiting our office at Henricksen Family Dental.