The Advantages of Straight Teeth
When you look in the mirror, or at photos of yourself, are you happy with your smile? While we are our own biggest critic, like it or not, we are often judged by our appearance. Our smile affects what others perceive about us more than we might think.
Crooked or misaligned teeth not only look unsightly, they can also make cleaning the teeth difficult. Teeth that cannot be properly cleaned can eventually contract periodontal disease. This risks gum and bone damage, as well as tooth loss. Wearing braces is a way to properly align the teeth. However, traditional braces are less than attractive, decidedly uncomfortable, and can often be painful to wear. Adults can be especially embarrassed to wear them.
Invisalign® Clear Braces Look Better
Invisalign® clear braces are a great alternative. Invisalign® and Invisalign Teen®’s clear aligners straighten teeth just like metal braces, yet they are more comfortable, less intrusive to one’s lifestyle and make maintaining good hygiene much easier because they are removable!
Invisalign® Clear Braces Reduce Damage to Teeth and Gums
Traditional metal braces contain wire and protruding bits of metal that can puncture and scratch the insides of the mouth and gums. Clear aligners are smooth and comfortable and don’t include any sharp edges or protruding edges or bits. Traditional metal braces also use a great deal of force to straighten the teeth.
Here at Smile Savers Dentistry we want you to keep your teeth and gums healthy for your lifetime. We are a Premier Preferred Provider for Invisalign® in Howard County, MD. If you would like to see if you are a candidate for Invisalign®, please contact our dental office in Columbia, MD at 410-343-9900 for a free consultation before December 31, 2015. After the consultation you will know exactly what to expect and how long you will need to wear your aligners.