Crooked or overlapping teeth can be a source of embarrassment, making you feel self-conscious about your smile. However, when they change the stability and function of your bite, crooked teeth can also lead to problems down the road. Dr. Frederick Marra, a dentist of Cohoes, NY, would like to take a few moments to familiarize you with a relatively new treatment that could help you.
What Are Invisible Braces?
Capital Region Complete Dental Care is an Albany area provider offering treatment with both Invisalign® and Clear Correct invisible braces for correcting a wide range of dental health and cosmetic concerns. Invisible braces are a discreet way for both adults and teens to straighten crooked and crowded teeth. These clear aligners will gently and discreetly reposition your teeth in a little over a year, with little impact on your daily activities.
Patients using invisible braces can still enjoy their favorite foods and maintain good oral hygiene with Invisalign and Clear Correct. The aligners are designed to be sensitive to your mouth and gums as they must be worn for about 22 hours a day. When it’s time to eat or clean them, the aligners are easy to remove. As your teeth shift, they will be swapped out with other sets of aligners to facilitate progress.
Am I Too Old For Invisalign?
Even though our teeth have become settled in place by adulthood, that does not mean you are too old or that it’s too late to consider orthodontic treatment to straighten teeth. Many adults have braces or use Invisalign with positive results. Invisible braces can treat mild to moderate orthodontic issues, and can also correct minor tooth movement after previous orthodontic treatment. Invisible braces can also be used to treat underbite, overbite, and tooth spacing concerns.
Why Should I Straighten My Teeth?
Straightening crooked or overlapping teeth is about more than just looking good. Crooked teeth are more likely to be damaged and decay and may cause more problems in the future. Serious overbite and underbite problems can also affect dental health by changing the stability of your bite. Plus, teeth that are aligned properly are easier to brush and floss which reduces your risk of issues with plaque buildup and tooth decay.
Invisalign For Adults in Cohoes, NY
You deserve to be able to feel confident in your smile! If you’re ready to create your unique treatment plan and discuss budget options call our Cohoes office at (518) 650-1930 or schedule with us online to get started!