Orthodontics deals with the diagnosis, prevention, correction, and guidance of dental irregularities or malocclusion. Most of us face several teeth misalignment issues, such as crowded and jutting teeth, gaps between teeth, or crooked teeth that can significantly affect your bite and its proper function.
Orthodontic treatments provide a healthy bite and straight teeth, making it easier for you to bite, chew, and speak clearly. It is a cosmetic and restorative treatment that improves mouth functions and enhances your smiles appearance. At iTooth, we offer clear aligner treatments, namely Invisalign
, to treat your malocclusion (teeth misalignment).
What Are Clear Aligners?
Invisalign and CandidPro orthodontic aligners that resembles a thin mouthguard and is made from transparent plastic material. It can help both adults and teens alike, is custom-made, and functions to perfectly align your teeth over time. The advanced technology used in Invisalign
can treat malocclusions like overbite, underbite, overcrowding, and the gap between teeth. And due to its transparent nature, they are almost invisible.
Why are Clear Aligners a Better Option than Braces?
- Clear aligners are more flexible than metal braces. Unlike traditional braces, they can be taken off while eating. This also enables proper cleaning of the teeth and maintaining oral hygiene.
- It is made from transparent plastic material, eliminating the chances of sustaining oral injuries in your mouth. Also, it is difficult for others to notice if you are wearing an orthodontic aligner.
- It is more convenient as fewer dental appointments are required, and the time taken by clear aligners to perfectly align your teeth is much less compared to traditional braces.
- It does not hamper your everyday activities, like speaking and eating or brushing and flossing, which otherwise becomes difficult with braces.
What Is the Clear Aligners Procedure?
We will diagnose your oral health during your first appointment and accordingly determine if you are a suitable candidate for clear aligners. Next, we will take X-rays and scans to create an accurate model of your teeth and mouth and prepare a road map for your course. These scans are then sent to the laboratory, where your customized trays are fabricated.
Once they are ready, we will place them on your teeth and check that the aligners fit you well. We will then provide you with all the necessary usage guidelines, a follow-up consultation schedule, the duration of wearing the aligners, its care, and maintenance.
To learn more about our orthodontic treatments, visit our office, iTooth Family Dentistry, at 3211 E Battlefield Rd #100, Springfield, MO 65804. You can also reach Dentist in Springfield MO at (417) 883-8515.