Just because you have misalignment doesn’t mean you must rely on metal braces to correct the issue. In fact, we often help those in Omaha, NE, with uneven smiles using a series of clear aligners. Made from a safe and comfortable plastic material, Invisalign® aligners help address misalignment while remaining practically invisible.
The Benefits of Correcting Poor Alignment
How does misalignment impact your smile’s overall health? For some, thorough brushing and flossing is difficult, which allows food particles to remain trapped between the teeth. As bacteria break down these particles, the risk of tooth decay, gingivitis, and gum disease increases, leading to discomfort and serious complications. Others may experience serious strain on the jaw joints, making the onset of TMJ disorder and bruxism more likely. Common symptoms of these jaw joint issues include headaches, jaw pain, toothaches, and more. By addressing your smile’s alignment, you enjoy a more esthetically-pleasing smile while also avoiding common oral health issues.
Creating Custom Aligners
We begin by taking impressions of your smile, which we gather via a series of intraoral camera images. These images will be used to create a detailed 3D model of your smile. At an Invisalign® lab, these images and x-rays will be employed to design and fabricate a series of aligners from a BPA-free plastic material. The aligners will fit comfortably, helping patients avoid the gum and cheek irritation often encountered with metal orthodontics.
The Invisalign® Treatment Process
You will begin by wearing a set of aligners for 20 to 23 hours per day, every day. After around two weeks, you will upgrade to the new set. If worn as the dentist prescribes, your treatment will typically take a total of a year, or sometimes up to 18 months, depending on the severity of your alignment problems. Of course, the aligners can be removed. You can take them out before you eat, so you don’t have to change your diet or worry about food being trapped in your orthodontics. You can also remove them before you brush and floss, which will make caring for your smile at home much easier. Participants often require fewer office visits than they would if they wore braces. If you have any questions about our clear aligners, then contact our team today. Let’s work together to correct your misalignment!
Pacific Hills Dental Offers Clear Solutions to Misalignment
At Pacific Hills Dental, we want to help you enjoy a healthier smile with our cosmetic orthodontic option. Talk to our team about Invisalign® clear aligners. To make an appointment for yourself or for a family member, call our Omaha, NE, dental office today at (402) 330-2243. We proudly treat individuals in Omaha, NE, and all of the surrounding areas, including Papillion, Elkhorn, and Millard.