There was a time not too many years ago that anyone with crooked teeth or who suffered with an over bite, cross bite or under bite, the only solution was wearing braces for years. Now, thanks to Invisalign, the solution to many bite problems can be resolved with this innovative teeth straightening process.

The aligners are designed to gently shift the teeth into their correct position to not only correct your bite but to provide a new smile in the process.

In severe cases of malocclusion, a consultation with your dentist will determine whether you are a candidate for Invisalign.

After this determination, your dentist will take dental impressions, x-rays and photographs. These will be sent to Invisalign where 3-D digital technology will be employed to formulate a series of clear, plastic aligners.

The aligners are designed to gently shift the teeth into their correct position to not only correct your bite but to provide a new smile in the process.

An over bite, under bite or cross bite can be corrected as a new aligner is introduced every couple of weeks to keep the straightening process moving forward.

While wearing Invisalign aligners, you are able to enjoy many benefits:

 

  • The aligners are made from clear soft plastic making wearing them virtually undetectable.
  • No more brackets and wires to cause abrasions to the soft tissues in the mouth.
  • The aligners are removable during meals allowing you to continue to eat all your favorite foods.
  • Removing the aligners for oral hygiene care simplifies this daily ritual…daily flossing is easy and being able to brush your teeth without negotiating around bands and brackets keeps teeth and gums healthy throughout the straightening process.

From minor bite issues to more severe cases, the importance of correcting the bite is more than just improving one’s smile. Teeth that are misaligned are more likely to suffer from dental decay and possibly leading to even more serious periodontal disease.

Teeth that are out of position allow areas of plaque to form and build-up over time. That is due to the inability for a tooth brush to reach adequately into areas that are difficult to reach.

Invisalign aligners need to be worn at least twenty hours per day to achieve the desired results in the designated timeframe. But the ease of this alternative treatment to metal bands and brackets will make you glad you decided to correct your bite and improve your smile.

To find out how Invisalign can enhance your smile, call the San Antonio office of Drs. Huriega and Bonner at 210-616-0858 today to schedule an appointment.