Having an attractive smile is more important today than it has been in years past. This is because in years past the procedures for correcting a damaged smile were extremely expensive and only the super-rich were able to have them done. That is no longer the case. Today, corrective dental procedures are relatively affordable. This means that more and more people are taking steps to improve their smile. Individuals who have a crooked smile stand out more now than they did before.
But the question that a person has to ask is, what procedures will they have done to correct their smile? Once again, in times past, there were very little options. If you wanted to correct a crooked smile, you were going to get braces. Today, there are so many more choices than there were in the past. One of the more popular choices is Invisalign®.
At Runnels Orthodontics, we also offer Invisalign® braces as a way to address dental flaws without subjecting the patient to the discomfort that comes with metal braces.
If you have not heard of Invisalign®, you may be asking yourself, what is this product and what does it do? Invisalign® is a relatively new and aesthetically pleasing option that serves as an alternative to metal braces. Instead of putting metal wires and brackets on your teeth, Invisalign® allows you to use a progressively advancing series of clear plastic aligners to assert the pressure on your teeth they need to straighten out. Every couple of weeks, you put on a new tray that has a slightly different mold than the tray that was used the week before. Over time, incremental changes are made to your teeth.
One of the appealing things about Invisalign® aligner trays is that they are made of a clear, hard plastic. They are all but invisible. Invisalign® is perfect for teenagers and professionals who are concerned about how they would look if they had to wear traditional metal braces. Professionals use Invisalign® because it helps them correct the defects in their teeth without distracting from the polished look most professionals want to project.
Before deciding whether or not Invisalign® braces are right for you, it is important to sit down and talk with one of our professionals. Some of the factors we will consider include the health of your teeth and gums. If your teeth and gums are strong and your teeth do not have damage or decay, then your teeth will be able to endure the incremental shifts that are made over time.
Another factor is going to be the type of correction you need done. If you have crooked teeth, gaps in your teeth or your teeth are crowded together, Invisalign® braces will be perfect for you. However, if you have problems that are connected to your jaw, like an overbite or under bite, traditional braces may be the better option.
The best way to determine which product is best for aligning your teeth is to schedule an appointment at Runnels Orthodontics, with locations conveniently in Destin and Panama City Beach. We can evaluate your smile and help you choose the right option for you. Contact us today to schedule your appointment.