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Tooth Misalignment and Invisalign

Teeth misalignment can happen genetically or be artificially induced. Some people have a smaller mouth that doesn’t allow for their teeth to align themselves correctly.

The upper jaw or the lower jaw might protrude forward causing an underbite or overbite. People who have dental alignment of this type inherit these traits from biological family members.

Restorative dentistry can be done in the wrong way, forcing the teeth to misalign. When a child loses a tooth at an early stage, which might cause misalignment as the other teeth continue to grow. Adults are also affected by teeth misalignment due to tooth loss.

When an adult loses a permanent tooth, a gap is left behind. Then other teeth crowd in to fill the gap. At times a dental restoration such as fillings and crowns can go wrong during the procedure and fail to fit correctly causing the adjacent teeth to shift.

Sometimes a person may have a dental illness such as gingivitis forcing the gums to weaken and not hold the teeth in place leading to misalignment.

Why correct tooth misalignment?

You might think why bother correcting it when it doesn’t hurt? Correcting misalignment will save you time and money.

Some reasons you should get your misaligned teeth corrected:

  • Enhances and Restores Self-Esteem
  • Functionality
  • Allows for Proper Cleaning
  • Reduces Chances of Disease
  • Reduces Strain

You Want to Correct Your Misalignment, Now What?

Choosing the right realignment method is vital since you want to correct the teeth misalignment and at the same time look good. Invisalign is the treatment of choice for the patient who is looking to correct their smile without being ostentatious about it.

Here are 5 reasons to choose Invisalign over metal braces.

1. Reduced Dental Visits

Once you have your Invisalign, you are not required to visit the dentist as often as you would with traditional metal braces. You’ll get a new aligner tray every two weeks and you’ll keep routine dental visits to check on progress.

2. No Diet Changes Necessary

You are allowed to eat everything you wish so long as you clean your teeth before putting the Invisalign tray back in your mouth. The old traditional braces would not let you eat sticky, or hard foods because they can cause damage to the hardware.

3. Invisible Smile Correction

Metal braces can be seen even with a person who is far away from you. But with Invisalign, nobody will know you even have it on your teeth!

4. Easy Cleaning

Metal braces have specialized flossing equipment which works in a certain way. It can be rigorous to follow through with such a rigorous routine. The design structure of Invisalign allows you to remove them and clean your teeth the usual way. You can also clean Invisalign trays easily and conveniently.

5. Enhanced Comfort

According to cases reported, the use of metal braces irritates the gums and cheeks. Invisalign comprises of flat plastic trays which can easily be installed and removed without any adverse reactions.

If you feel Invisalign might be right for you, we’d love to tell you more about it. If you’re looking for an experienced dentist who knows Invisalign inside and out, contact Manhattan Dental Care Studio today for further guidance and assistance.

Dr. Erick Gutierrez

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