Are you suffering from smile anxiety? If you thought you missed the chance for a straight, healthy smile, we want to remind you that it is never too late. Invisalign technology utilizes clear, removeable aligners to discreetly and effectively straighten your teeth. We invite you to learn more about this revolutionary cosmetic dentistry treatment. You’ll find details below:
Your Invisalign Clear Aligners
Your custom-made aligners will be made of our proprietary SmartTrack® material. They’re virtually invisible, so most people won’t even notice you’re wearing them.
Wear your Invisalign clear aligners 20 to 22 hours a day for the best results, taking them out to eat and to brush and floss.
As you wear each set of aligners, your teeth will gently and gradually shift into place. Your doctor may recommend that you begin wearing a new set of aligners every week and schedule check-ups every six weeks or so.
At every stage you’ll be able to see your progress and imagine how far your new smile will take you. Read more at Invisalign
Straight Teeth: Much More Than Aesthetics
While aesthetics may be the first reason people often consider orthodontic therapy, it is important to realize that your smile will be much easier to care for once your teeth are straight. Brushing and flossing becomes streamlined when there are no crooked or misaligned teeth to deal with. Learn more about the oral health benefits of straight teeth:
Correcting the problem can result in better oral health because crooked and crowded teeth can make daily oral hygiene difficult. Over time, this may lead to tooth decay, periodontal disease and possibly tooth loss. An improper bite can interfere with chewing and speaking, cause abnormal wear to tooth enamel and lead to problems with the jaws.
Adults Are Making Oral Health A Priority
Dr. Harrell and the staff of Adult Dentistry of Ballantyne are excited for you enjoy a happy, healthy smile. Increased chewing capacity, better digestion, and less frequent symptoms of TMJ dysfunction including jaw, neck and shoulder pain, are among the popular and welcome side effects of a straighter smile. As you can see, your oral health directly affects other parts of your body. Discover more about this critical connection:
Think of your teeth as a window to the health of your body. Your teeth and gums — and how they look to others when you smile — say a lot about your overall health. If you’re taking good care of both, you’re probably taking good care of the rest of you.
Tooth decay and gum disease are caused by bacteria. Left untreated, they can cause mouth sores, tender or bleeding gums, bad breath, and possible tooth loss. Studies by the American Dental Association have shown that oral infections can also lead to other more serious ailments such as heart disease, stroke, pneumonia and diabetes. Invisalign aligners make daily oral hygiene easier, thus reducing the risk of possible problems. And correctly aligned teeth can also alleviate the issues that can be caused by an improper bite, speech or chewing difficulties, jaw problems, and increased wear on the tooth enamel. Invisalign effectively addresses all of these orthodontic issues, so you’ll have the confidence of a great smile and increase the likelihood of improved oral health.