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For dental patients who have crooked teeth, they have a choice between getting braces or clear aligners to shift them into position. Although many adults like to use Invisalign®, which is a brand name for the clear aligners, they may not qualify to get them. If your teeth are too crooked, then aligners are not the answer for straightening them.
Unless the problem with your crooked teeth was minor, using clear aligners was out of the question a few years ago. They were only suitable for minor cosmetic issues with teeth. However, now they can take the place of metal braces for a wider array of more serious problems, but not for severe ones.
To correct a serious teeth alignment issue or overcrowding of the mouth, both children and adults may need to wear metal braces to straighten teeth and improve their smiles. However, let one of our dental experts at The Dental Co. of Leesburg evaluate your teeth before thinking your problem is hopeless and that you will be stuck with wearing metal braces.
Our dentists in Leesburg have training in the latest dental innovations, including Invisalign® aligners. They know the type of cases that they can help with and will recommend them if they are suitable for your case. Some of the issues that they help correct includes:
Adults like the clear aligners because they are not easily spotted, especially from short distances, and metal braces are obvious. When it’s time to adjust the braces, tightening the wiring can hurt for several hours. With clear plastic aligners, you simply change to a tighter set of trays that gradually moves the teeth into their correct positions.
After finishing with a set of trays, one of our dentists at The Dental Co. of Leesburg will evaluate your teeth to make sure they are moving into position. If not, they will order another set of the last aligners, which the company includes in the price of your Invisalign® treatment.
People also like wearing these aligners because you can take short breaks from them each day to eat or sleep. However, you shouldn’t leave them out too long, or you could experience a setback, and it could take longer to straighten your teeth and show off a beautiful smile.