Invisalign® clear aligners are great for enhancing your smile and changing how your teeth look but there’s so much more they can do. Our Grand Rapids Invisalign orthodontist can speak with you one-on-one to discuss all of the ways this form of treatment can improve the way your teeth function.
Here are 4 reasons to choose Invisalign for yourself in addition to the aesthetically pleasing result they help produce.
Whether you’re a teenager in high school or a fully grown adult, Invisalign can do wonders. The only exception to this would be severe malocclusion and jaw misalignment cases where metal braces remain the best option.
Otherwise, Dr. Miller recommends clear aligners to anyone who wants a discreet look but maybe isn’t in love with other low-key treatment types like ceramic braces. We will perform a quick dental exam before moving forward to ensure Invisalign fits your specific needs and lifestyle.
When teeth are aligned properly, it’s much easier for not only you, but dental professionals to clean in between them. That means more thorough brushing and flossing to remove cavity-causing bacteria.
If crowded teeth are making your daily oral hygiene routine feel incomplete, Invisalign can move them into position and streamline the process, so to speak. Hygienists working on your teeth will also be able to spend less time clearing away plaque and left behind tartar in what used to be hard-to-reach areas.
Did you know that once you’ve finished wearing your last pair of aligners, they can become your spare retainers? It’s true! Dr. Miller may have a separate orthodontic retainer made for you but there’s no reason why you can’t also use the last pair in your series.
For instance, the aligners can be worn, much like the primary retainer, to help keep teeth in place and prevent nighttime grinding. You’re also used to them and how they feel while sleeping so it shouldn’t be uncomfortable or unfamiliar.
Forming certain words can prove to be more difficult when the positioning of each tooth isn’t ideal. If you have an open bite and your teeth don’t come together fully, for example, you likely have a lisp when you speak. This can make you feel embarrassed and may lead to you shying away from public speaking opportunities.
Get rid of a pesky lisp or slight whistle when talking to others with Invisalign aligners. It’s not uncommon for many patients to notice their speaking voice has been fine tuned thanks to the time they spent wearing their aligners from Dr. Miller.
Your “bite” is how your upper and lower teeth fit together. Dysfunction in your bite can have negative effects on your oral health and may cause discomfort while chewing or muscle strain in your jaw.
Invisalign aligners are built to treat many of the same bite issues that metal braces can also fix. With your treatment plan, Dr. Miller will be able to target the areas of concern in your smile and correct your misaligned bite. After it’s all said and done, you should not have trouble chewing, biting into food, or experience uneven wear on teeth.
Our Invisalign orthodontist in Grand Rapids, MI, loves witnessing a good patient smile transformation. If you’d like to enhance how your teeth look as well as better serve your oral health, give Miller Orthodontics a call today at (616) 942-9320 or request an appointment online.