Teeth straightening is a common problem. We provide dozens of patients with teeth straightening options every year at Newburyport Family Dental in Newburyport. It used to be that braces were the only reliable option when it comes to teeth straightening. Now, however, we have alternatives like Invisalign®️ clear aligners.
At Newburyport Family Dental, we have to determine whether or not your teeth need straightening first. This will be done by examining your oral cavity and potentially asking for dental imaging. If you are a candidate for teeth straightening, we can begin to discuss your options.
Teeth can be crooked, overcrowded, or too far apart. This depends on several factors. One of these factors is the amount of space available. Our teeth accommodate themselves based on how much space they have. A person with a large jawbone can have teeth with gaps between them. On the other hand, a person with a small jawbone can have overcrowded teeth.
Using devices like Invisalign®️ aligners and braces can help correct these issues. Both of these work by gradually shifting teeth from their existing positions to new and better ones. This is done over time and has to be gradual to avoid excessive discomfort. Additionally, it has to be done in a way so that teeth don’t return to their original positions after the braces or aligners are removed.
Invisalign®️ aligners have changed many aspects of teeth straightening.
Invisalign®️ aligners are nearly transparent and have smooth surfaces. They look good and won’t damage the inside of your mouth. Clear aligners are removable. You should take them off when eating and brushing your teeth. Cleaning and maintaining your Invisalign®️ aligners won’t be difficult either. Don’t worry about effectiveness since they’ve demonstrated similar results to braces in several studies.
To find out more about Invisalign®️ aligners, give us a call or visit our office.