While some of us had braces as teens, others may have never had the opportunity to straighten their teeth and wonder if they still can. Crooked or overlapping teeth can be more than a source of embarrassment about your smile. They can also affect your oral health by changing the stability and function of your bite, which could lead to problems down the road.
What Are Invisible Braces?
Dr. Samantha Leatherwood is a Denton, TX Invisalign® provider offering treatment with clear aligners for a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisalign offers a discreet way to achieve a new smile for both adults and teens. The system will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities.
Patients can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene with Invisalign. The aligners are designed to be worn for about 22 hours a day and won’t irritate the gums or sensitive areas of the mouth. The aligners are easy to remove when necessary to clean teeth or when it’s time to swap them out based on your treatment plan.
Am I Too Old to Straighten Teeth with Invisalign?
Even though the teeth are set in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults have braces or use Invisalign with positive results. Invisalign can be used to treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and it can also be used to address minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisalign also offers patients options to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is more than a cosmetic procedure. Crooked teeth are more prone to damage and decay and may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite issues can also affect dental health by changing the stability of your bite. Plus, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss, reducing your chances of decay and plaque buildup.
Invisalign For Adults in Denton, TX
You deserve to feel confident when you smile! If you’re ready to treat your smile, schedule a one-on-one consultation to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options. We work with a variety of patients and budgets, so don’t hesitate to contact our Denton office today.