How To Fix Misaligned Teeth Without Braces
Do you have misaligned or crooked teeth but hate braces? It’s one thing to know the solution but another thing to have to endure unsightly wires for months – even years.
“But how can you fix misaligned teeth without braces?” You might be wondering.
One word: Invisalign.
You’ve probably heard of Invisalign by now, but what exactly is it and how does it work? You’ve come to the right place.
If you want to fix your teeth without braces, read on.
What causes crooked teeth?
Before we look closer at Invisalign, let’s first touch on what might cause your teeth to be misaligned, or crooked, in the first place.
- Genetics – Crowding, jaw size, jaw shape, underbites, overbites, poor palate or tooth development, or even having too many teeth (known as hyperdontia) are all conditions that you might have inherited from your family.
- Inadequate oral hygiene – Not taking proper care of your teeth often leads to gingivitis which, in turn, risks developing into periodontitis. Severe gum disease causes teeth to become loose, to shift, and, in worst-case scenarios, fall out.
- Malnutrition – Healthy development of your body’s muscles, bones, and tissue requires getting enough nutrients in your diet. Failing to give your body what it needs results in many issues, one of which is sometimes crooked teeth.
- Early loss of a baby tooth – The loss of a baby tooth too early in life allows other teeth to shift into the vacant space, creating cramped quarters for a permanent tooth to try and move in.
- Thumb-sucking – Sucking on your thumb or toys for prolonged periods as a child sometimes leads to crooked teeth when you’re older.
While a lot of these factors are out of your control, hope is not lost! Invisalign fixes many smile issues, like crooked teeth.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discreet orthodontic treatment that uses clear aligners (similar in appearance to plastic retainers) to gradually move your teeth into their correct position.
While braces include metal wires and brackets and cannot be removed, Invisalign involves none of those things.
And, since the aligners are removable, they make eating and brushing your teeth a comfortable experience while simultaneously improving your oral health.
Is Invisalign better than braces?
Whether you have crooked teeth, crossbite, underbite, or gaps between your teeth, Invisalign can provide the solution you’re looking for without the need for braces. But that is not all that makes Invisalign special.
Here are a few unique features of Invisalign:
Invisalign is tailored to fit your individual needs and correct any misaligned or crooked teeth with ease.
Thanks to technology like the iTero scanner, we take a fast, painless, and completely digital impression of your teeth.
The scanner shows your teeth as they are, as well as how they will look after your custom treatment plan. All without any pain or mess.
Did we mention that you’ll be making fewer trips to the dentist? Compared to braces, people who opt for Invisalign only need to come in every 6-8 weeks for a check-up.
While each adjustment of braces applies pressure to your teeth to correct them, Invisalign clear aligners are custom-made with orthodontic tooth movement built-in.
This means that they’ll gradually shift your teeth into place until your desired goal is met.
While the pressure exerted by braces often causes intense discomfort, sensitivity, and even pain after a tightening, most Invisalign patients rarely report feeling more than mild pressure or discomfort.
While individual mileage may vary, the reduced force that Invisalign exerts on your teeth results in a more comfortable treatment process.
Is Invisalign worth it?
“Well,” you might be thinking, “This Invisalign sounds great, but how much does it cost? Is Invisalign cheaper than braces?”
It might surprise you to learn that Invisalign actually costs around the same as braces. In some cases, Invisalign even ends up being cheaper than braces.
But maybe the cost of braces hasn’t been your concern. Maybe it’s the way they look. Most people don’t want to spend upwards of six months with metal brackets and wires on their teeth.
Maybe you want orthodontic correction done without everybody knowing it. If so, Invisalign might just be the solution you’ve been looking for.
With Invisalign, not only are there no ugly metal wires and brackets in your mouth, but treatments are often faster than braces, so you spend less time correcting your teeth and more time smiling.
Between Invisalign’s “invisible” nature, convenience, incredible effectiveness established over more than 20 years of experience, and prices comparable to braces, this orthodontic solution is definitely worth it.
Near Williamsville and looking for an Invisalign dentist?
If you’ve been putting off fixing crooked or misaligned teeth, wouldn’t it be nice to see what your smile would look like after undergoing Invisalign?
Well, that’s possible with Dr. Domenico M. Berardi‘s iTero digital scanner.
In just 10 minutes, this technology will show you how Invisalign can improve your smile before starting treatment.
See the iTero scanner in action:
On top of our modern technology, Dr. Berardi was one of the first general dentists in the Williamsville, NY area to start using Invisalign in 2002. Since then, he has helped patients get the smiles they want, thanks to Invisalign.
So what are you waiting for? Book a free digital scan and see what Invisalign can do for you.
Our office is centrally located in Williamsville, NY…Open a new window for directions on Google Maps… and is pleased to service patients in the community, as well as from the surrounding neighborhoods of Amherst, Lancaster, Cheektowaga and Clarence, NY.