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Invisible Braces for a New Smile

by Dr. Kiyan Mehdizadeh DMD|August 5, 2016

Invisible braces could be the answer if you are on the hunt for an alternative to uncomfortable and cumbersome old school wires and brackets.

Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ are two procedures that are available from Floss Dental in La Jolla and are the comfortable solution for crooked teeth. Some of the issues that invisible braces can help with include:

  • Close spaces and gaps
  • Correct crooked or crowded teeth
  • Correct deep bits and misaligned bites
  • Help reduce gummy smiles
  • Fix protruding or buckteeth

What’s wrong with Traditional Braces?

Although conventional braces will get the job done there are some complications that can occur.

Headaches

Jaw pain and headaches can occur, especially when the orthodontist tightens them up during a regular dental appointment. Because it adds tension, it puts pressure on both the face and the mouth. With Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™, you only see your dentist every 6 weeks or so to make sure that your plan is going accordingly.

Tissue Damage

The first two or three weeks of wearing wires and brackets can cause sores as your cheeks and lips will need to adjust to the braces. Rubbing against the cheeks and lips could cause pain, bleeding, sores, and abrasions. Because Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ is a series of clear plastic aligners you will not have to deal with any type of tissue damage.

Breakage

The thin wire that binds the braces together can break causing abrasions, cuts, and even bleeding. People who wear conventional wires and brackets also need to avoid candy, nuts, chicken wings, popcorn, and spare ribs as it could result in an accidental breakage. If a wire gets broken, it can also cause a delay in treatment progress. With Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ you don’t have to worry about what you eat as the clear plastic aligners are removed when you eat, brush, and floss.

Tooth Decay

Because it is next to impossible to brush under wires and brackets, tooth decay and gum disease is a real issue. Food particles can become trapped underneath making wearers more susceptible to cavities. Other problems can include discoloration and bad breath. Because Invisalign™ and Clear Correct™ are removed when you brush and floss; tooth decay and gum disease will not be an issue as long as you practice good oral hygiene habits.

If you would like more information regarding Invisible braces, call or click and schedule a no obligation consultation with Floss Dental in La Jolla today.

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