Granted, Austin Powers can use a lot more than just straight teeth, but it shouldn’t come as a surprise that crowded and/or misaligned teeth (“malocclusions”) are common problems people have with their teeth.
In addition to aesthetic concerns, teeth crowding can also lead to dental health problems. When teeth are not aligned properly and overlap, they tend to be harder to brush and floss effectively. This can result in greater plaque and tarter build up between the teeth, which can then lead to varying degrees of Gingivitis and Periodontal Disease…all because of the positions of the teeth and bite! In addition to physical effects, crooked teeth and malocclusions can cause emotional and psychological effects, as a result of feeling unattractive, self conscious and embarrassed by a less than perfect smile. With the help of Invisalign, you can have the smile you have always wanted.
If you can’t see yourself wearing traditional metal braces, but want straight teeth, Invisalign clear aligners may be perfect for you. Invisalign utilizes patented custom trays to gradually realign your teeth. Treatment usually take on average six to fifteen months. The other great advantage to wearing Invisalign clear aligners is that keeping up with your oral hygiene is easy. With conventional metal braces, flossing and brushing effectively is always a challenge. With Invisalign, since the aligners are removable, you can brush and floss effortlessly.
Although Invisalign is a great alternative to metal braces, perhaps you’re interested to improve your smile a lot faster? In that case, consider Porcelain Veneers, which are thin pieces of porcelain that are permanently cemented onto the surface of your teeth, and can transform discolored, chipped, cracked or crooked teeth in a matter of weeks, to create a vibrant and uniform (Hollywood) smile.
Ultimately, our San Francisco dental office can provide you with various treatment options to get the beautiful smile you have always dreamed of. The best way to decide which treatment is right for you is to schedule a consultation and create a treatment plan that is customized for you.