Years ago, it seemed as though every teenager’s smile had a glint. Metal braces were the typical mode of orthodontic treatment for straightening teeth and correcting bites. Technology has evolved in recent years to offer Invisalign, a form of orthodontic dental care that quickly and efficiently straightens teeth in a fraction of the time of traditional metal braces.
Wouldn’t it be great, though, if orthodontic care wasn’t necessary?
The Best Dentistry Is Preventive Dentistry
Did you know that starting a diligent, thorough dental care routine at a young age sets the stage for success? Solving small dental issues early--such as tongue ties-- help ensure better orthodontic alignment and a straighter smile. This can significantly reduce the chances that your child will need braces or Invisalign. And, addressing small dental issues is more cost effective than allowing them to develop into bigger, more complicated issues!
When Your Kid Needs Orthodontics
Yet even with preventive dentistry, your child or teen may need orthodontic dental care. This isn’t a sign of failure on anyone’s part---you, your child, or your dentist.
It is recommended by experts that you take your children in for an orthodontic evaluation by the age of seven, when their adult teeth begin to descend. But don’t panic: it doesn’t mean that they will need orthodontic treatment at this time!
However, it is proven that early intervention paves the way for successful straightening--and, it’s way more economical.
A Straight Smile Is Beneficial In More Ways Than One
A straighter smile isn’t only an achievement of cosmetic dentistry, it has multiple health benefits as well:
Lessens the risks for gum disease or tooth decay when teeth are easier to clean
Limits the risks for developing speech impediments such as a lisp
Reduces risks for dental injury such as a chipped tooth
Encourages healthy self-esteem and confidence in a healthy smile
Orthodontic treatment can improve your child’s speech, sleeping patterns, eating habits, and can potentially eliminate the need for dental procedures down the road.
What Is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a discreet and comfortable orthodontic treatment that gradually adjusts the smile using a series of clear, removable trays.
Using sophisticated computer software to custom design and craft your ideal aligners, your dentist can make precise adjustments to your smile over time to provide you with the smile you desire.
Why Many Prefer Invisalign Over Metal Braces
Traditional braces are incredibly effective, but may patients prefer the virtually undetectable straightening power of Invisalign. In addition to being nearly invisible, Invisalign:
Can be easily removed for cleaning and eating
Makes the home hygiene routine a cinch
Allows you to monitor the progress of your teeth
Is comfortable, with smooth aligners that don’t poke or irritate the gums and cheeks like metal wires can
Can straighten teeth in less time than metal braces
Who Should Wear Invisalign?
Brides to be, young adults, teenagers, professionals--Invisalign is perfect for all ages and backgrounds!
It is most effective in correcting minor imperfections, such as crooked teeth, spacing or overcrowding, and gaps in between the teeth.
Orthodontic Dentistry In Elm Grove
Straightening teeth for a radiant smile can be an affordable option for you and your children! Please give Honest Teeth a call at (262) 784-7770 if you’d like to schedule a consultation for your family. We look forward to meeting you and helping you achieve the smile of your dreams!