Not so long ago, adults and older teenagers who needed orthodontic treatment didn't have much variety in their options for getting straighter teeth. In fact, the only viable choice was usually to get traditional braces or skip necessary dental treatment. Although many people think of orthodontics as the answer to a cosmetic problem, dentists prescribe braces to fix common bite and alignment issues that can lead to further dental problems and symptoms if left untreated.
Braces tend to be common in youth because malocclusions (problems with how the upper and lower jaw align when the mouth is closed) are easier to fix before the teeth and bones of the jaw have fully developed. But it is never too late to correct a dental problem. With Invisalign, adults and teenagers who are hesitant (or dead set against) traditional metallic braces can get the necessary care with Invisalign.
Straighter Teeth with Invisalign in Mississauga
The dentists at Creditview Dental in Mississauga, Ontario encourage patients to consider Invisalign for their ease, convenience, and effectiveness in treating common bite problems like overbite, underbite, crossbite, protrusion, and spacing and crowding.
After an initial oral exam, a series of clear aligner trays are custom designed for each patient. Each tray is worn for approximately two weeks, and can be removed for up to two hours each day for eating, brushing, and flossing. The teeth gradually shift into the desired alignment with each tray, and the entire process is generally shorter than with traditional braces. Invisalign is a good option for most adults and older teenagers who can commit to wearing the trays for the required amount of time, as well as keep regular follow up appointments during the course of treatment.
Contact a Dentist in Mississauga
Thanks to Invisalign, choosing between necessary orthodontic treatment and conspicuous metallic braces is no longer the only option. For more information on how Invisalign works, and whether it is right for you, contact Creditview Dental by calling (905) 826-4929 to schedule an appointment today.