Crooked teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment about your smile. They can also make biting and chewing difficult and change the stability and function of your bite, which can lead to major dental issues down the road. Many patients with crooked teeth are being successfully treated by invisible braces and the leading designer of these helpful orthodontic appliances is Invisalign®.
What Are Invisalign Invisible Braces?
AH Smiles is a Arlington Heights, IL dental provider offering treatment for mild to moderate orthodontic issues using Invisalign clear plastic aligners. The Invisalign system offers a discreet way to achieve a new smile for both adults and teens. This series of clear plastic aligners will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year as you transition through them, with little impact on your daily activities.
Patients can still enjoy their favorite foods while complying with treatment unlike with traditional metal braces which require patients to avoid certain foods or risk damaging their braces. Invisalign aligners are designed to be comfortably worn for about 22 hours a day, without irritating the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. When the time comes to eat, brush your teeth or switch to the next aligner in your series, they can be easily removed.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though your teeth should have all grown in and should be established in their places by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to correct crooked teeth. Many adults have sought treatment with traditional braces or used Invisalign successfully to resolve these issues. Invisalign can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment as well as underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is more important than just improving an unsightly cosmetic issue. Crooked teeth are more vulnerable to tooth decay or being damaged which may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can change the stability of your bite, leading to uneven wear on your teeth and problems such as a TMD (temporomandibular disorder). Additionally, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss, reducing plaque buildup and the risk of decay and gum disease that come with it.
Invisalign For Adults on Arlington Heights, IL
You deserve to smile freely and confidently! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan with Dr. Engelberg and discuss budget options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our offices online at (847) 230-9703.