Invisalign for Adults
Roughly nine out of 10 people have some degree of teeth misalignment and malocclusions. These teeth irregularities can impact physical and psychological health. Early diagnosis and treatment are crucial for limiting the effects of these malocclusions.
Invisalign provides an ideal option for adults who are self-conscious about wearing metal braces. Invisalign is virtually invisible and most people cannot tell you are wearing them. At Chicago Dental Esthetics, we customize the clear aligners to work just for you.
What Causes Teeth Misalignments?
Several factors can cause malocclusions in adults. Some teeth misalignments are due to birth deformities that affect the shape of the jaw. Habits like thumb sucking and tongue thrusting can adjust the structure of your oral cavity.
Your genetics can also influence the shape and structure of your gums and teeth. You are at an elevated risk if someone in your family also has malocclusions. Regular dental visits are essential for people with a family history of teeth misalignments.
Teeth misalignments could occur due to jaw trauma. A missing tooth can also cause the rest of the teeth to shift out of position. That may lead to anomalies such as an overbite, underbite, or crossbite.
Bone resorption may also cause teeth to loosen. Jawbone deterioration usually occurs after tooth extraction. Since the underlying bone is not receiving adequate stimulation, it disintegrates, causing bone resorption.
How Does Invisalign Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign is a plastic aligner designed to fit over your teeth. It gradually moves the teeth to their position over several months. You are required to keep your clear aligners on for between 20 to 22 hours a day.
Invisalign is replaced every two weeks with a new set of aligners. Each new aligner is different from the previous one. This ensures the teeth shift into the correct position during the treatment process.
Every patient has a unique dental profile. Therefore, the aligners are customized to meet your specific requirements. If you follow the instructions, your teeth will straighten within the specified time.
Why Choose Invisalign to Straighten Teeth?
Invisalign braces have many invaluable features that make them an ideal choice for adults. They are virtually invisible and most people do not notice them when talking or eating.
You can remove your Invisalign aligners when eating or brushing your teeth. Your teeth can still shift into alignment, provided you keep the aligners on for at least 22 hours.
Invisalign also makes dental hygiene easier. Unlike metal braces, you don’t have to worry about removing food debris lodged in the archwires. Patients also do not require specialized tools to keep the aligners clean. You can brush and floss your teeth and put the Invisalign aligner back on when you are done. Therefore, Invisalign is more convenient than metal braces.
If you are ready to take the next step to straighter teeth, call us at (224) 341-5162 to schedule an appointment with our specialists. At Chicago Dental Esthetics we want to get you that straight smile you deserve. Come see us about Invisalign clear aligners today!