Would you like to straighten your smile without compromising a natural looking appearance? With the Invisalign system of custom, clear braces available at TLC Dentistry, you can enjoy the benefits of orthodontic treatment without the need for metal wires and brackets.
Receiving orthodontic treatment, even if you are an adult, offers more benefits than just a straighter smile. In fact, a straight smile is beneficial to overall dental health, too. When teeth are crooked and overlapped, patients encounter difficulty removing all debris left behind by food particles when brushing and flossing. In many cases, patients with crowded and crooked teeth develop tartar accumulation between teeth and along the gums. Misaligned teeth can also lead to tooth damage and TMJ disorder, a painful condition that affects the joint that connects the skull and jawbone.
Invisalign corrects common orthodontic problems such as crooked and overlapped teeth along with promoting a healthy occlusion (bite) without the conspicuous appearance associated with traditional braces. Furthermore, Invisalign aligners are comfortable to wear because they are made from pliable plastic materials.
Invisalign was developed as an alternative to traditional braces—especially for adults who prefer to straighten their teeth discreetly. Patients receiving Invisalign treatment wear a series of custom-made aligners that slowly move and shift teeth over time.
When compared to traditional braces, Invisalign offers a few advantages. For example, the aligners are removable. This allows patients to take off their braces during meals and when cleaning their teeth. Since clear plastics are used, Invisalign is almost undetectable to others. Unlike metal orthodontic appliances that can cut and scrape against soft oral tissues, these plastic aligners are smooth and soft so that soft tissues do not become irritated.
We welcome you to contact our office today to schedule an Invisalign consultation with Dr. Lam.