Crooked or misshapen teeth can cause many adults to feel self-conscious and embarrassed by their smile. Many will go their entire adult life unhappy with their teeth and feel like their only option for fixing them is several years of conventional metal braces that may not fit in with their lifestyle. Dr. Shah offers several options of dentistry services for straighter teeth in the Corona area, one of which is Invisalign.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign is a convenient solution for adults and older teens to straighten their teeth quicker and with less interference in their daily lives than metal braces. The Invisalign system uses a series of plastic aligner trays that gradually move the teeth into the correct position. The trays are clear, comfortable, and removable. Patients are free to eat what they want and can be confident in their ability to brush and floss during the entire process.
Conventional metal braces are often the recommended treatment for adult orthodontic patients, but they can come with their own set of uncomfortable side effects. Metal brackets and wires need to be tightened which can be painful. They can also rub against the inside of the mouth causing tenderness and sores. Proper daily oral hygiene can be time consuming and difficult, leading to potential tooth decay and demineralization of the teeth.
The clear plastic aligners are customized specifically to your mouth and are changed out every two weeks. Patients will enjoy fewer office visits than with traditional braces.
Invisalign is designed for patients who have all of their permanent teeth. If you are the parent of a teen interested in Invisalign, Dr. Shah can discuss whether or not your child is a candidate.
Properly aligned teeth are an integral part of your oral health and overall wellbeing. Improperly spaced teeth can lead to gum disease, tooth decay, and eventually tooth loss. Dr. Shah is proud to offer her patients Invisalign as a means to straighten their teeth, restore their smile, and improve their oral health. Call today to schedule your initial consultation and learn about all of the dentistry services offered to patients in the Corona area.