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7 Benefits of Invisalign

Bothered by crooked teeth or a bite misalignment? Crooked, crowded teeth can detract from the natural beauty of your smile, but many people cringe when they consider having a mouth full of metal brackets and wires to achieve a straight smile.

If the thought of braces is keeping you from transforming your smile, it’s time to learn more about Invisalign®, a proven orthodontic treatment that straightens teeth without the need for traditional metal braces. Kohei Morita, DDS and our team at Morita Dental regularly recommend Invisalign for teens and adults who could benefit from straighter smiles, but don’t want the hassle that accompanies braces.

Invisalign is consistently one of the most popular options when it comes to orthodontic treatment, and it’s easy to see why. Here are a few of the best benefits that our Invisalign patients enjoy.

No metal apparatuses

Traditional metal braces require metal brackets fixed to the fronts of your teeth, with metal wire threaded through. There’s no denying that braces are an effective solution to correct misalignments, but that doesn’t mean it’s your only option.

Invisalign uses a series of clear plastic aligners to move your teeth into position. The aligners are custom-made for your teeth, so they fit over them without the need for unsightly metal apparatuses.

Comfort

Metal brackets and wires are sharp. They can easily snag on your cheeks, lips, and tongue, and they’re painful for many people with braces.

But Invisalign aligners offer improved comfort. Your aligners are made of smooth, clear plastic that doesn’t catch your skin. They fit perfectly over your teeth, and Dr. Morita evaluates their fit to ensure they don’t rub on your gums or cheeks.

Convenience

Invisalign aligners are removable, making them a much more convenient option over traditional braces. You should wear your aligners for at least 22 hours a day to keep up with your treatment plan, but you can take them out to eat and brush your teeth.

Removing your aligners to eat means you don’t have to give up any of your favorite foods like popcorn or sticky caramels. Removing aligners to clean your teeth not only makes oral hygiene easier, but cleaning the aligners themselves is also simple.

Straighter teeth

Invisalign doesn’t rely on metal parts to move your teeth, but that doesn’t mean it can’t deliver dramatic transformations. Invisalign gently moves teeth in a predictable way, and Dr. Morita uses the system for a wide range of orthodontic cases.

People with just a few small misalignments can benefit from Invisalign treatment, and people who have severely misaligned, crowded teeth, and bite misalignments may also be candidates for Invisalign.

Healthy mouth function

Your teeth work together to help you chew food. Underbite, overbite, and crossbite are misalignments that occur when top and bottom teeth don’t line up correctly. If you have crooked or crowded teeth, some teeth may suffer from extra pressure when you bite.

Many different types of misalignments and bite problems can be corrected with Invisalign. When your teeth are in the right place, your mouth works like it should. 

Enhanced speaking ability

You don’t just rely on your mouth to chew and bite — it’s also essential for clear speech. When teeth are crooked or crowded, or you have a gapped, open, or misaligned bite, your speech quality can be impacted.

When your teeth and bite are perfected with Invisalign, you may find that it’s easier to speak clearly. Your teeth work with your lips, tongue, and jaw to help you enunciate, instead of making speech difficult.

Improved confidence

Invisalign has the power to enhance your confidence, both during and after treatment. While you’re working on achieving straighter teeth with Invisalign, your aligners are clear and essentially invisible. You don’t have to hide your smile because you’re embarrassed by a mouth full of metal.

Dr. Morita monitors your progress as you continue Invisalign treatment. When your teeth have reached their final position, you simply stop wearing the aligners, and you’re free to enjoy a picture-perfect smile.

Ready to find out if you’re a good candidate for Invisalign? Contact our team at Morita Dental today. Call or request an appointment online to get started.

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