A common concern for many patients is crooked teeth, which can affect not only their self-confidence, but also their bite. The most common way to correct crooked teeth is through orthodontics, yet many patients falsely believe that braces are just for children or teens. Over four million people in the United States wear braces and 25 percent of those people are adults. At Lynn Dental Care, we offer multiple orthodontic solutions to help align crooked teeth, including Invisalign® in Dallas, TX, and can help you find an option best suited to your needs and concerns over appearance.
Having a straight smile is both beautiful and beneficial to your overall health. When your bite is aligned properly, your diet improves as it becomes easier to bite and chew a wider variety of foods. Additionally, straight teeth are easier to keep clean. Frequently, patients with crooked teeth suffer from gum problems as plaque and bacteria gather in hard-to-reach areas, making cleaning difficult without professional care. Many of our patients even report a drastic boost to their personal relationships and self-confidence once they straighten their smiles.
Traditional braces include metal brackets and wires to help position the teeth properly. However, modern braces are much smaller, less obvious and more comfortable than they were in the past. Braces are proven to be effective at correcting even the most severe of alignment imperfections. Ceramic (clear) braces are similar to traditional braces, except for the materials used to blend in with the teeth.
Invisalign is the modern solution to braces that provides patients with a comfortable, discreet alignment option. Invisalign uses clear aligners that are customized to your unique bite. These aligners are removable, allowing patients to properly clean their teeth and to take them out to eat the foods they love without restriction. The clear, durable material Invisalign is made from is also virtually invisible in the smile, so most people will never know you are wearing braces.