Your Dentist in Anaheim Offers Invisalign
Many people are choosing orthodontics these days. Have you considered straightening your imperfect teeth? No matter your age, the benefits of orthodontic treatment are significant. Your dentist in Anaheim offers Invisalign, clear braces for adults and teens, to help. This popular treatment gradually repositions teeth that are affected by the most common orthodontic issues -- for a smile that looks and functions its very best.
Crooked Teeth: More Than a Cosmetic Issue
Many people live with misaligned bites. They often do not realize that the effects of overbite, underbite, crossbite, and other orthodontic issues are far reaching. When your upper and lower jaw do not meet properly, your jaw must make small adjustments every time you open or close your mouth. Over time, that puts a lot of stress on the TMJ (temporomandibular joint), or the small joint at the base of your ear and lower jaw that allows your mouth to open and close. Issues with the TMJ can also cause bruxism, or nighttime teeth grinding, which wears away at the tooth enamel and increases your risk of developing tooth decay.
People who have crowded teeth are also at a higher risk of developing tooth decay and gum disease, as it is more difficult to properly brush and floss to remove plaque and prevent tartar buildup between the tight spaces. Gapped teeth can make it difficult to speak properly.
Multiple Benefits of Orthodontic Treatment
Treating misaligned teeth provides a host of advantages beyond a more beautiful smile. Some of the most significant advantages include…
- Take stress of the TMJ for a healthier jaw
- Reduce nighttime teeth grinding
- Improve the appearance of the smile
- Maintain better oral hygiene
- Easier to speak without lisps or whistles
Invisalign at Hillsview Dental Care
Your trusted dental team is pleased to offer Invisalign in Anaheim. This subtle method uses a series of clear plastic aligners, custom-fitted to your smile, to place focused pressure on different areas of the bite throughout treatment. You wear each aligner for two weeks, gradually working your way through the Invisalign series. The average case lasts one year, but the total time it takes depends on the severity of the misalignment. After the treatment is complete, your dentist will recommend a clear Vivera retainer -- using it is very similar to the original Invisalign treatment.
Some things to keep in mind about using Invisalign include...
- You should wear the trays for the recommended 20 to 22 hours each day
- Remove the trays to eat, drink, and brush and floss your teeth
- Do not expose the trays to extreme temperatures
- Maintain excellent dental hygiene throughout treatment
- Visit your dentist as recommended for follow-up appointments
Please don’t hesitate to contact our office with questions about straightening your teeth with Invisalign.
Let’s Start on Your Smile This Month!
If you’re dealing with a misaligned bite, don’t wait to seek orthodontic treatment. Hillsview Dental Care offers Invisalign, so you can enjoy all the benefits of a properly-aligned smile! We invite you to request an appointment today.